A New MoE-FAO Ecosystem-based Adaptation Initiative Launched

images/Article_PictuThe Ministry of Environment (MoE), with technical cooperation programme (TCP) funding from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO), organised a Participatory Rural Appraisal training and Project Consultation meeting in Siem Reap from 3-10 June 2013 under the project “Support to Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Using Micro-watershed Approaches.” MoE signed two-year TCP project agreement with FAO in 2012 to build national capacity and endorsed the high priority development of climate change adaptation, identified under the National Adaptation Programme of Action to Climate Change (NAPA), in order to mobilize resources from the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF) to support Cambodia.

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Launch of the Action Planning and Financing Framework Exercise

CCFF WorshopOn the 11th of July 2013 in Phnom Penh, over 90 participants from key line ministries and development partners met to discuss the operationalization of the climate change strategic plans at the “inception workshop for the development of a National Climate Change Financing Framework and Climate Change Action Plans in Priority Ministries”.

 

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Subnational Training on Climate Change

IMG 5309 r crop The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance organized the 5th sub-national training on climate change in Siem Reap province from 19-20 June 2013. The training was participated by 70 government staff from relevant provincial developments of Kampong Thom, Odor Meanchey, Preah Vihear and Siem Reap with an aim to raise their awareness on climate change issues and how to effectively respond to those challenges.

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Bonn Climate Change Conference 2013: National Adaptation Plan Expo

nap expo opening 533Least Developed Countries including Cambodia participated in National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Expo which was held as an event to catalyze the launching of the NAP progress on 9 June, 2013 in Bonn Climate Change Conference. The NAP Expo aims at promoting a common understanding of the NAP process by going through the NAP guidelines, provide LDCs opportunity to communicate their plans for the formulation of NAPs, provide a platform for Parties, agencies and organizations to share information on their support to the LDCs on NAPs and offer a forum for the exchange of experience and best practices on planning, prioritizing and implementation of adaptation.

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The Government Encourages People to Save Resources and Reduce Ecological Footprints

IMG 5169-1200This year’s World Environment Day is celebrated with the theme Think. Eat. Save to encourage people to reduce their ecological footprints and become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices they make. Joining this international movement, the Ministry of Environment, under close collaboration with the City Hall, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, CCCA, NGOs and the private sector celebrated the World Environmental Day at Boeung Trabek High School in Phnom Penh. Around 1000 participants attended the event including monks, government officials, police officers, Red Cross youth, teachers, students, and the media.

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The 14th National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) meeting was organized on 29 May, 2013 at the Ministry of Environment. Chaired by H.E. Dr. Mok Mareth, Senior Minister, Minister of Environment and Chairman​​ of NCCC, the meeting was participated by NCCC members from other state ministries. The meeting aims to review the implementation progress of two ambitious climate change programs: Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) and Pilot Program for Climate Resilient (PPCR), the status of Cambodia climate change strategic plan development and the concept plan to organize the 3rd National Forum on Climate Change.

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