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Drafting of National Roadmap for Cambodia’s Sustainable Food Systems accelerated

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is accelerating the drafting of National Roadmap for Cambodia’s sustainable food systems for 2030 roadmap to further promote the sector toward sustainable development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50915722/drafting-of-national-roadmap-for-cambodias-sustainable-food-systems-accelerated/

Ministry of Environment celebrates achievements

The ministry said it had introduced a number of environmental procedures, rules and guidelines to protect, promote and manage environmental issues, and cited major laws such as the 1996 Law on Environmental and Natural Resource Management and the 2008 Law on Natural Protected Areas. The ministry ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-celebrates-achievements

China makes five proposals on securing shared future for Lancang-Mekong

Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called on five nations living on the Lancang-Mekong River to consolidate political will and deepen economic ties to promote regional peace and sustainable development. China is willing to work with others to strengthen the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) as China benefits ...

Xinhua
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/11/c_136886297.htm

Environment code due this year

Cambodia plans to have an ambitious environmental code adopted by the end of this year, according to a legal adviser with the law firm helping to write the legislation, though conservationists yesterday remained wary about how it would be implemented. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-code-due-year

Timber Plantation Awarded Sustainability Certificate

Grandis Timber Ltd.’s teak plantation in Kompong Speu province is the fist company in Cambodia to receive a certification from U.S-based Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for its best practices in forest management, Grandis announced yesterday. “FSC certification recognizes FSC standard’s commitment to sustainable development of ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

UN Envoy Paints Bleak Picture of Economic Land Concessions

Economic land concessions (ELCs) benefit only a minority, the human rights consequences of the concessions are stark, and Cambodia’s sustainable economic development is threatened by the practice. U.N. human rights envoy Surya Subedi told the Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday. Mr. Subedi cited uneven access to ...

Companies aim to be socially minded

Four companies in Cambodia — EZECOM, Manulife Cambodia, Angkor Gold and Unilever — have demonstrated their commitment to corporate social responsibility this month by giving support to schools, a hospital and sustainable living. CSR Asia, the leading provider of information, training, research and consultancy services on ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092558888/Business/cambodian-companies-aim-for-corporate-social-responsibility.html

Cambodia establishes Constructors Association

The Constructors Association (C.A.) was officially formed on October 7th with an aim to develop the country’s construction and real estate sector. The C.A. launching ceremony was presided over by Senior Minister and Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction H.E. Im Chhun Lim. ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Cambodia hosts 3rd World Eco-Tourism Forum

Cambodia hosted the 3rd World Ecotourism Conference on October 3rd at the famous costal province—Preah Sihanouk—in an aim at developing the Asia Pacific region as a leading ecotourism destination. To celebrate the acceptance of the Cambodia costal zone (Preah Sihanouk Ville, Koh Kong, Kep and Kampot) ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Sand for Singapore's Growth Comes at Environmental Cost to Poorer Neighbors

KOH KONG, Cambodia (AP) — Round a bend in Cambodia’s Tatai River and the virtual silence of a tropical idyll turns suddenly into an industrial nightmare. Lush jungle hills give way to a flotilla of dredgers operating 24 hours a day, scooping up sand and piling ...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CAMBODIA_SELLING_SAND?SITE=CALAK&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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