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Climate Change Rationale

Cambodia as a least developed country with low adaptive capacity is very vulnerable to climate change. In a period of twenty years (1987 to 2007), Cambodia had faced twelve serious floods that killed 1,125 lives and caused damages worth 327 million dollars. Futhermore, five extreme droughts occurred over the same period in different parts of the country affecting 6.5 millions people with a total damage of 138 million dollars (SNC, 2012). The most recent flood in 2011 affected 1.5 million people, killed more than 250 lives and caused damages worth around 520 millions (NCDM, 2011).

Climate Change NewsLinks

  • The new normal: facing climate change +

    Source: Phnom Penh Post, Fri, 17 February 2017   Last year’s drought caused a nationwide crisis, with harvests ruined, forest Read More
  • Act Together to Protect Cambodia From Climate Change +

    Source: The Cambodia Daily, 4 January 2016 It’s time for us to discuss, plan and act together to protect Cambodia Read More
  • Ambitious agenda needed to fight climate change +

    Source: The Phnom Penh Post Fri, 16 September 2016 George Edgar Last December, 195 countries, including Cambodia, gathered in Paris Read More
  • Scenes from a drought - Across the country, water scarcity is threatening health and livelihoods +

    Source: Phnom Penh Post, 29 April 2016 Banteay Meanchey Since December, the only source of free water for the 600 Read More
  • Tonnes of fish killed by heat in Kampong Thom +

    Source: Phnom Penh Post Mon, 25 April 2016​ Niem Chheng and Sen David Record-breaking temperatures and drought are wreaking havoc Read More
  • Ratanakkiri Running Out of Water Amid Worst Drought in Years +

    Source: The Camboida Daily With a severe drought choking the northeast, it’s only a matter of weeks before many residents Read More
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