Ambitious agenda needed to fight climate change

Source: The Phnom Penh Post

Fri, 16 September 2016

Last December, 195 countries, including Cambodia, gathered in Paris to negotiate a new global climate agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The result – the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal – sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. To further underline their determination countries also agreed to pursue efforts to limit temperature increase to 1.5 degrees.

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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 families of Tomnobdach village has been a dirt hole three metres wide.

Located at the bottom of a quarry in O’Chhrou district’s O’Beichoan commune, the long descent in 40-degree heat is a daily necessity for 69-year-old Chhorm Yuth and her three grandchildren.

The water is a murky, otherworldly blue. A metal sign planted at the edge of the hole tells villagers to take hygiene precautions.

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Tonnes of fish killed by heat in Kampong Thom

Source: Phnom Penh Post

Record-breaking temperatures and drought are wreaking havoc across the Kingdom as officials yesterday reported the die-off of an estimated 65 tonnes of fish in Kampong Thom’s Tonle Chhmar protected area and warned the entire fish population of the lake may perish.

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ខេត្ត​​​រតនគិរី​​​​​​ជួប​​​គ្រោះ​​​រាំង​​​ស្ងួត​​​ដ៏​​​​​អាក្រក់​​​បំផុត​​​មិន​​​ធ្លាប់​​​មាន​​​ច្រើន​​​ឆ្នាំ​មក​​​នេះ​​​

ប្រភព៖ The Camboida Daily

យោង​​​តាម​​​អ្នក​​​ភូមិ​​​ មន្ត្រី​​​មូល​​​ដ្ឋាន​​​ និង​​​អង្គការដែល​​​​ធ្វើ​​​ការ​​​នៅ​​​ក្នុង​​​ខេត្ត​​​រតនគិរី​​​បាន​​​ ឲ្យ​​​ដឹង​​​ថា នៅ​​​សល់​​​តែ​​​ប៉ុន្មាន​​​សប្តាហ៍​​​ទៀត​​​តែ​​​ប៉ុណ្ណោះ​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​អ្នក​​​ភូមិ​​​ជាច្រើន​​​ក្នុង​​​ខេត្ត​​ភាគ​​​ឦសាន្ត​​ មួយ​​​​នេះ​នឹង​អស់​​​ទឹក​​​ប្រើ​​​ប្រាស់ហើយ​ ដោយ​​​​​​គ្រោះ​​​រាំង​​​ស្ងួត​​​ដ៏​​​អាក្រក់បំផុត​មិនធ្លាប់មាន​​​។

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