NCSD Roles and Functions

The NCSD has roles and responsibilities as follows:

Formulating, directing, and evaluating policies, strategic plans, action plans, legal instruments, programmes and projects related to sustainable development;

Promoting the mainstreaming of sustainable development into relevant policies, legal instruments, strategic plans, action plans, programmes and projects in collaboration with relevant line ministries and agencies;

Mobilising resources for implementation of policies, legal instruments, strategic plans, action plans, programmes and projects related to sustainable development;

Establishing and fostering partnerships with development partners, private sector, academia, and other relevant stakeholders aimed at supporting sustainable development;

Encouraging and promoting research study, education, training, exchange of technologies and dissemination relevant to sustainable development;

Proposing national positions and strategies for participating in international agreements, meetings and negotiations relevant to sustainable development;

Reviewing and giving approval on national communications under the multilateral environmental agreements to which Cambodia is a party;

Managing government information and communications relevant to sustainable development;

Leading, managing and facilitating the works related to green economy, climate change, biodiversity conservation and biosafety; and

Implementing any other duties assigned to it by the Royal Government of Cambodia.


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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