Cambodia’ Efforts in Response to Climate Change Are Addressing Climate Change Adaptation at Community and National Level

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Cambodia’ Efforts in Response to Climate Change Are Addressing Climate Change Adaptation at Community and National Level

Warsaw, 14 November 2013 – “Climate change is not an option, we have to take it very seriously because it affects every aspects of our life”, said Tin Ponlok of the Cambodian Ministry of Environment in a side event “From integrated climate strategies to climate finance effectiveness: the role of mainstreaming and institutional strengthening” organised by the European Union at the side of the 19th UN Climate Conference.

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Press Release of Pre-3rd NFCC

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Ministry of Environment Announces 3rd National Forum on Climate Change


Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Between 5 - 7 November, 2013 the Ministry of Environment, acting as the Chair of the National Climate Change Committee, will host the 3rd National Forum on Climate Change. The 1st National Forum on Climate Change, held in 2009, put climate change as one of Cambodia’s development agenda. Since then, extensive efforts have been made to progress Cambodia’s climate change policy initiatives and through a constructive policy dialogue platform, Cambodia began a vigorous national policy and strategic planning process.

The 3rd National Forum on Climate Change aims to demonstrate progress in Cambodia’s climate change agenda from planning to taking actions for sustainable development in the changing climate. The Forum will be officially opened at the Council of Ministers by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.


Opening 3rd Forum Announcement


ពិធីបើក​វេទិកាជាតិលើកទី ៣ ស្តីពីការប្រែប្រួល​អាកាសធាតុ

ថ្ងៃទី​៥ ខែវិច្ឆិកា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៣ វេលា​ម៉ោង ៨:០០ ព្រឹក

ក្រោម​អធិបតីភាព​ដ៏ខ្ពង់​ខ្ពស់របស់​សម្តេច​អគ្គ​មហា​​សេនាបតី​តេជោ ហ៊ុន សែន នាយករដ្ឋ​មន្រ្តី​នៃ​ព្រះរាជា​ណា​ចក្រ​កម្ពុជា អាស្រ័យដូចបាន​ជម្រាបជូន​ខាងលើ សូឯកឧត្តម លោក​ជំទាវ លោកឧកញ៉ា លោក​ លោកស្រី និង​និស្សិត មេត្តាជ្រាប​ជាព័ត៌មាន និងអញ្ជើញមកដល់​ឱ្យ​បាន​ មុន​ម៉ោង :០០ នាទីព្រឹក ថ្ងៃទី​៥ ខែវិច្ឆិកា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៣ ជាកំណត់។



Climate-proofed roads tested by floods in Bourey Choulsa, Takeo - LGCC Project

Not clipate proofed road

Climate change exposes local community’s vulnerability during heavy flooding. Lacking resources and capacity to deal with climate changes adverse effects, flooding can cripple a local community’s economy, destroy its infrastructure, and affect the general health of its people. LoCal’s Performance Based Climate Resilient Grant (PBCR) works to empower local communities by building local capacity and ensuring local needs are met through well-structured sustainable local planning. One successful initiative of Local’s PBCR has been the building of a climate-proof road.



Third National Forum on Climate Change-Annoucement

visual tree-02 JPAG sThird National Forum on Climate Change

“Taking Action for Sustainable Development in the Changing Climate”

The National Climate Change Committee of the Royal Government of Cambodia has the honor to inform the public, national and international press that the Royal Government of Cambodia has agreed in principle to authorize the Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with Development Partners, to organize the Third National Forum on Climate Change on 05th- 07th November 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Climate Change and the value of water


It is a hot and humid day in Bati District, Takeo Cambodia. Soon after lunch, the skies become dark, the clouds become heavy and the monsoon rain starts falling on the village of Pien Meas Kan Kat. Mr Hay Khoeun has just returned from the fields, where he was planting cactus on the edge of a newly build water reservoir. After eating his lunch, he explains that the weather has changed since he was a young boy: now it is much hotter than before. The heat amplifies important problems such as access to safe water. The area is drought prone and for at least two months each year, there is no water. All the farming activities stop. During that time, drinking water becomes scarce.


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