On 6 December 2013, the Climate Change Department of the Cambodian Ministry of Environment conducted a study session on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the transport sector in collaboration with the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Centre (OECC) of Japan. During the session, a Japanese-funded project entitled “Angkor Wat Electric Vehicle Project” (or “Eco Mobility Project” in short) has been considered as the second candidate (the first candidate is biogas digester) for NAMAs due to its potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and many co-benefits such as reducing local air pollution and health risk, improving safety and traffic flow, and reducing impacts on ecosystems. The project preparation phase started in early 2010 and is expected to be launched in April 2014 as a public-private partnership.
The Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Ministry of Environment is conducting a workshop for the development of a “National Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework” on 12-13 December 2013 in Sihanouk Ville.The workshop objective is to initiate the development of a national M&E framework for tracking climate change responses in consultation with key stakeholders, and to share international experiences and best practices in this area. The workshop has been organized in cooperation with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) Programme.
Sihanouk Ville - On 11 December 2013, a Workshop on Climate Change Legislation was organized to discuss Cambodia’s next steps in developing a climate change legal framework to support the country’s effort to respond to climate change, including the implementation of the recently launched 10-year Cambodia Climate Change Strategy Plan (CCCSP). The workshop was organised by the Climate Change Department of the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) with participation of approximately 50 government officials and representative from academia, development partners and NGOs. The Workshop’s objective was to highlight the importance of formulating climate change legislation to support Cambodia’s ability to respond to the challenges of climate change.
Using the support provided by Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA), the Climate Change Department of the Ministry of Environment Cambodia, is jointly organizing a workshop with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) aimed at developing a ‘National Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework’. This is building on the recently lunched Cambodia Climate Change Strategic Plan (CCCSP), which sets the overall national policy for climate changeand recommend the establishment of a National Framework for Monitoring and Evaluation of climate change response.
The 3rd National Forum on Climate Change, which took place in Phnom Penh from 5th to 7th November 2013, provided an opportunity for Cambodia to share the progress made over the past two years in putting in place strong national systems and capacities for the management of the Climate Change response. The Prime Minister and senior government officials emphasized the need to move from an initial experimental phase to a full-scale climate change response over the next five years, and presented their priorities to make this transition possible. Click here to download file:
Warsaw, 15 November 2013 - Mr. SUM Thy, Director of Climate Change Department of Ministry of Environment presented lessons learned from Country-based practical experience on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in Cambodia in the site-event organized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) on 15 November 2013 during his participation in Warsaw UN Climate Change Negotiations known as the 19th Conference of the Parties (C0P 19). Download full article click here: