PP’s sustainable city goals in sight
The capital is on track in its plan to become a sustainable city by 2030, said Phnom Penh City Hall spokesman Meth Meas Pheakdey. He said continuous education to raise awareness will play an important part in this. ...
Government urged to tackle waste
With rapid growth in its economy and population, the Cambodian government was urged on Wednesday to recycle and reduce as it faces a growing volume of municipal and industrial waste. The call came from the country director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nick ...
Chinese nuclear pact in the works
Cambodia and China are close to inking an agreement that would bring the Kingdom another step closer to developing its own nuclear technology, officials said yesterday, although it would not be used initially to bolster its electricity production. ...
Cambodia says it regrets ‘irresponsible’ Trump decision to leave Paris climate accord
A Cambodian official has said US President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement is “unethical” and “irresponsible”. Tin Ponlok, secretary general of the National Council for Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Environment, said it was “regretful” that Trump decided to abandon the ...
Nuclear aid from Moscow takes shape
Russia has announced a wide range of measures to help establish an information center in Phnom Penh as part of Cambodia’s development of nuclear energy. ...
Set of steps could cut carbon in half: report
Cambodia could reduce its projected carbon emissions by 57 percent over the next 30 years without taking a financial hit if it implements low-carbon development policies in five key sectors, according to a new report in the journal Energy Policy. ...
Human side of business
Companies should embrace the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in their operations and encourage a positive impact through their activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public, said an NGO official yesterday. “CSR-focused businesses would proactively promote public ...
Gov’t studies new tree species
The Ministry of Environment signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday with two Chinese companies to study planting “Paulownia-Guotong” – an extremely fast-growing tree used to make furniture and wooden equipment – and practice growing it in Cambodia. Speaking at a workshop on a feasibility ...
Waste management challenge
A delegation of Cambodian officials told attendees at seminar at the Global Green Growth Institute’s Green Growth Week conference yesterday that waste management was the biggest environmental challenge facing Phnom Penh. The seminar heard examples from 10 countries – Cambodia, Columbia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Mongolia, the Philippines, ...
Cambodia's water woes get US Army tech assist
The US Army Corp of Engineers is providing Cambodia with new tools to understand its growing groundwater shortage. Last week, the Ministry of Environment, US Army Corp of Engineers and National Council for Sustainable Development hosted a three-day technical exchange on groundwater modelling. ...
Russian nuclear agency bullish on Asean outlook
Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear-energy agency, is bullish on the outlook of its business in Southeast Asia after the speedy development of a project in Vietnam and a range of agreements with every country in the region except Singapore, the Philippines and Brunei. ...