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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Cambodia/USAID sign MOU on Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development

IMG 503 r 0Phnom Penh, May 31, 2013 –The Chair of Cambodia’s National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) H.E. Senior Minister Dr. Mok Mareth and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director Ms. Rebecca Black today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development in Cambodia.

This MOU outlines specific areas for cooperation in the agriculture and forestry sectors and strengthens support to Cambodia for a rigorous greenhouse gas inventory, climate change capacity building, international coordination for green growth, and integrating climate change adaptation into green growth strategies.

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Cambodia Launched an Ambitious Project to Enhance Climate Resilience

IMG 8490 r The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the United Nations for Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a new project entitled “Enhancing Climate Resilience of Rural Communities Living in Protected Areas in Cambodia” in its inception workshop held on 21May 2013 at Himawari Hotel in Phnom Penh. The objective of this inception workshop is to inform stakeholders about the launch of the project and to discuss with them best ways for project implementation. The opening ceremony of the workshop will be presided over by H.E. Dr. Mok Mareth, Senior Minister and Minister of Environment, with, participants from relevant Government ministries and agencies, UNEP and development partners, NGOs, academic institutions, the private sector and media. The workshop will be followed by a field visit to the proposed project sites in Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear Provinces.

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