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.


CCSP Validation Workshop

Validation Workshop May 2013Nine line Ministries of the National Climate Change Committee validated eight strategic objectives of the Climate Change Strategic Plan during a two-day workshop in Sihanoukville on the 9-10th May 2013. The key line ministries also engaged in a range of highly participative discussions on the next steps of the CCSP development, including the drafting of climate change action plans.

The event was organised by the Climate Change Department of the Ministry of Environment with the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance. It marks a key milestone in the strategic design process aiming to mainstream of climate change responses in the next strategic development plan of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

Please read on or click on the following link to find and download the presentations and documents related to this workshop in our document Library.


Mainstreaming Climate Change Resilience into Development Planning in Cambodia


Excerpt from IIED: 'Between November 2011 and October 2012, government staff from various countries came together at a course facilitated by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) to share and reflect on their countries’ experiences and needs around integrating Climate Change into development planning. As a follow-up to this initiative, the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance supported the Royal Government of Cambodia to develop a country paper on Cambodia’s experience to date with Climate Change mainstreaming. The paper reviews progress and challenges to date at three key levels or “building blocks”: enabling environment, policy and planning, and programmes and projects.'

The Cambodia paper can be found on the IIED site

or you download it from our library by clicking on the document cover.

 We also invite you to see the video below for a presentation by Am Phirum



The European Union provides over 6 million USD to tackle climate change in the Mekong

detailspage-EU-signingThe European Union (EU) recently committed over USD 6 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to address climate change challenges in the Mekong region. The funding is part of the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCCA), an initative of the EU to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with the nations most affected by climate change. For further information please visit MRC website:

Climate Change Awareness Is Raised Among Cambodian Journalists


On March 07, 2013, the Ministry of Information organized a Media Training on Climate Change under a close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and with the support from the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance. The opening ceremony was attended by approximately 120 participants including representatives from Government institutions, Development Partners, Civil Society Organizations, Academia and media. It was presided over by H.E Dr. Mok Mareth, Senior Minister, Minister of Environment, H.E Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information and Ms. Anne Hoglund, the Swedish Ambassador to Cambodia. The aim of the workshop is to raise climate change awareness among Cambodian journalists to deeply and precisely understand of climate change terminology, the concept of causes and effects, and key mechanisms in responding to this challenged issue.


Enhance Climate Change Knowledge Among Youths Through Library Corner

IMG 3748 rOn 14th February 2013, the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in installing climate change library corner in RUA’s main library. Number of climate change related books, publications, report and research materials were brought to the university. In this event, there were around 250 participants including students and faculty members attended.  


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