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Climate onus on government: poll

Most Cambodians believe it is the government’s responsibility to respond to climate change, but are unclear about who in government should take the lead, according to a survey discussed by officials at a workshop on climate change yesterday. The survey, Understanding Public Perceptions of Climate Change ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122353583/National-news/climate-onus-on-govt-poll.html

Students raise concerns over Mekong dam

Hundreds of students attending a forum yesterday on plans of regional governments to develop hydropower dams on the Mekong River expressed concern over the river’s future, and they urged the governments to abandon the projects or proceed with caution. The forum in Phnom Penh was the ...

Ministry questions oil assessment

Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment told a Japanese oil company yesterday to better define the location of its initial onshore operations given the potential impact on the local population and environment. The Ministry of Environment has required Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation to specify where ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111552750/Business/ministry-questions-oil-assessment.html

Minister seeks funds for climate change

Finance minister Keat Chhon yesterday identified reforming the management of natural resources as a priority in the government’s efforts to reduce poverty.  Keat Chhon also called on wealthier nations to help fund climate change-related projects in developing nations like Cambodia. Minister of Environment Mok Mareth said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011083151366/National-news/minister-seeks-funds-for-climate-change.html

Homes torched in wildlife sanctuary

Government officials and armed police burnt down 25 homes in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district yesterday claiming they were in the protected Kulen Prumtep Wildlife Sanctuary, villagers and a rights group investigator said yesterday.  The houses, which are part of larger community of about ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011083151369/National-news/homes-torched-in-wildlife-sanctuary.html

Climate change to hit rural poor

Climate change posed a major threat to Cambodia because of its extreme poverty and predominantly rural population, development experts told a conference yesterday. “This is an agrarian economy that depends very much on weather.  And we are among the poorest countries in the world,” Dr ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011083051344/National-news/climate-change-to-hit-rural-poor.html

Protected forest ‘is finished’

In the latest government backed appropriation of protected land, nearly 20,000 hectares of the Boeung Per wildlife sanctuary have been reclassified as state private land for agro-industrial development. Two sub-decrees, obtained by The Post this week and initialed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on July ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/

Forest on the auction block

Almost 30,000 hectares of a wildlife sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap and Preah Vihear provinces have been reclassified as state private land for agricultural development, drawing sharp criticism from rights groups. Four sub-decrees signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on July 22 reclassify land ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080950943/National-news/forest-on-the-auction-block.html

Mass Evictions Loom for Wildlife Sanctuary

Ms Sam On, 37, has already lost her house. It was one of three homes razed in April by Kratie provincial military police, environment officials and workers of the Sovannvuthy rubber company, after a tense stand-off with about 100 villagers that villagers said ended with ...

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