CAPACITY BUILDING ON CLIMATE CHANGE, VULNERABILITIES, AND ADAPTATION IN WATER AND HEALTH SECTORS FOR PROVINCIAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICIALS IN TWO FLOOD PRONE PROVINCES

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The project aims to support the government’s commitment to provide full rural water supply and sanitation coverage by 2025, introducing climate-informed decision-making and planning, thus minimizing climate risks and vulnerabilities of the infrastructure.
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PROMOTING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE THROUGH INCREASING ADAPTIVE CAPACITY TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN BATTAMBANG PROVINCE, CAMBODIA

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PROJECT PURPOSE

The project aims to demonstrate climate change management in 5 villages in Battambang Province, and to build awareness of Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change management principles and practices in 35 communities in Battambang Province to support community adaption to climate change, through a partnership with Older People Associations.
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CCCCA-TF Approves 11 New Pilot Projects to Help Develop National Capacities for Climate Change Response

The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance Trust Fund (CCCA-TF), under the Ministry of Environment Climate Change Department, has approved 11 new projects to pilot approaches to climate change adaptation in Cambodia, for a total amount of two million US dollars. The approved projects will be implemented from December 2012 to March 2014, and address key areas of the climate change response in Cambodia. Most projects are implemented through partnerships between concerned Government agencies and NGOs. Seven projects are Government-led and four are led by local or international NGOs.

 

Living with Disaster Risk and Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Area

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BACKGROUND

Kep and Kampot are coastal areas affected by climatic hazards, such as drought, salinity intrusion, seasonal storm which mostly affect poorest families especially children, women and older people. Additionally, parts of the two provinces such as Damnak Chang Aer, Kep, Kampong Trach and Banteay Meas districts are subject to irregular rain fall. Salinity intrusion is confirmed as a main concern affecting water sanitation, hygiene and health. People in the target areas where saltwater is intruding are faced with lack of water for drinking and agricultural activities.

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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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