Following on the heels of the Asia Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Mongolia earlier this month, Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management and the UN Development Programme have today hosted consultations on implementation and monitoring of the world’s first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
A dialogue forum is organized to bridge cassava farmers who over years sell their harvested roots to unknown buyers without knowledge of end products and Green Leader laying a ground-breaking ceremony of its first starch processing factory on 2 April 2018.
The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) aims to position Cambodia as a home for cassava processing industries and a reliable supplier of cassava-based products for global markets. In addition to the export of cassava starch to diverse markets, the RGC also promotes the use of cassava by-products and residues for animal feed and fertilizers as cheap inputs for Cambodian farmers.
With the goal of enhancing flood and drought information for a more climate-resilient agriculture sector, the UN Development Programme has this month launched a tri-partite collaboration with Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Bangkok-based SERVIR-Mekong. Under the new partnership, SERVIR-Mekong will help Cambodia step-up drought information using specific local indicators.
Phnom Penh, 05 June 2018– After the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Grab early this year announced their joint effort in improving living standards by reducing urban air pollution and traffic congestion, today they jointly signed and kicked off their very first cost-sharing project in support of the Government’s efforts in enhancing the safety and sustainability of transport in Phnom Penh City.
On a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a seafood café is setting up for the evening rush. Styrofoam boxes are ripped open. The broken tops are dumped in the street. Plastic bags full of prawns are emptied into trays, then thrown out. In a few minutes, a small mountain of trash piles up on the sidewalk. As a rickshaw trundles by, its riders chuck an empty plastic drink container onto the heap. This is one of hundreds of mounds of plastic that dot this rapidly urbanizing city.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 05 June 2018– If the global rise in temperatures is kept below 2°C by 2100 and Cambodia maintains current levels of investment in climate change adaptation, climate change will reduce Cambodia’s GDP by 9.8 percent in 2050 according to a new report.

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