Department of Climate Change Launches 2nd Round Grant to Support Climate Change Action Plan Implementation

LaunchingGrant05Apr2016Phnom Penh, 05 April 2016: Department of Climate Change (DCC), General Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development, launches its 2nd round of call for proposals to support the implementation of Climate Change Action Plans (CCAPs) in qualifying ministries approved CCAPs with fund support through Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA). Those eligible ministries include Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Information.

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Exploring opportunities for climate smart investments from the private sector

Private sector mapping consultation 17Mar 2016

Phnom Penh 17th March 2016,

50 representatives of the private sector, Government ministries, NGOs and development partners participated in consultations on opportunities to increase private investment in the climate change response.

H.E. Tin Ponlok, Secretary General of the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), indicated that “private sector funds, globally, represented 60% of total climate change finance in 2014”. While public funds, and in particular support from developed countries are extremely important for Cambodia as a developing and climate vulnerable country, rapid economic growth also offers opportunities to increase the flow of private investments in climate-smart solutions. These investments do not only help address climate change impacts on the economy, they also deliver economic, social and environmental benefits and contribute to sustainable growth in Cambodia.

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Consultation Workshop “Intended Nationally Determined Contribution Implementation Plan in Cambodia”

IMG 9149Siem Reap Province, 14-15 March 2016 - Department of Climate Change (DCC),General Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (GSSD), organized a consultation workshop on Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) Implementation Plan in Cambodiaattended by approximately 40 representatives from line ministries/agencies and development partners at Angkor Paradise hotel, presided over by H.E. Tin Ponlok, Secretary General of GSSD. The workshop aims to develop road map and prioritised actions towards INDC implementation in Cambodia

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Climate Change Response Presented in The 2015’s MoE Conference

CC in MoE conference 2015“Climate change response in Cambodia” is a 3rd sub-topic of the workshop 4 on sustainable development facilitated by H.E. Tin Ponlok, Secretary General of the National Council for Sustainable Development, this morning of 26th February 2016, of the 2015 MoE’s conference and 2016's work plan. Representatives of the Department of Climate Change of the General Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development presented the implementation progress of the Cambodia Climate Change Strategic Plan (CCCSP) and the key findings of the 21st Conference of the Parties (CoP 21).

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10th CCCA’s Programme Support Board Meeting

PSB10th10 Feb 2016The Program Support Board (PSB) of the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) conducted its 10th meeting, this afternoon 10th February 2016 at Ministry of Environment (MoE) building, under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr. Yin Kimsean, MoE’s Secretary of State as well as representative of H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment and Chairperson of the CCCA’s PSB. The meeting was also attended by PSB members from the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Ministry of Economy and Finance; and representatives from the CCCA’s donors including the European Union, Sweden and UNDP, as well as representatives of selected stakeholders.

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Eight Concept Notes on Climate Change Research and Innovation Grant Are Selected For Full Proposal Development Process

Full Proposa Development 09 Feb 2016Phnom Penh, 09 February 2016, A Training Workshop on Full Proposal Development was organized by Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the General Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (GSSD), supported by Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA), for the eight applicants whose concept notes were selected through a competitive process. The focus areas of the grant cover adaptation, greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation/inventory, adaptation/mitigation with an individual amount between USD 50,000 and USD 100,000. The focus of the eight proposals include:

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