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.
Productive technology is changing the world in which we live – the way we make and consume things: it’s the 4th Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0.
Domestic and regional demand for forest products such as timber, fuelwood, and non-timber forest products has been rapidly growing. The survival and long-term sustainability of the Cambodia’s forests depends upon whether the reserves for production could continue to meet demand.
The Ministry of Environment, with support of the United Nations Development Progromme (UNDP) in Cambodia, organized the Inception workshop on Greenhouse Gases-Inventory and the Mitigation Actions for Cambodia’s first Biennial Updated Report under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The silk industry is part of Cambodia’s culture, history, and heritage, beginning in the 13th century when Chinese diplomats visited with silk worms, leading to the 19th century where Cambodian design gained “universal recognition.” Yet over time, the Cambodian silk industry has faltered, accounting for only 1% of the required silk for domestic production.
The United Nations in Cambodia organized a public lecture during which Professor Yuen Yuen Ang, author of the book How China Escaped the Poverty Trap, spoke on “The Real China Model: What other developing countries should learn from China”. Professor Angspoke to a room of senior officials from the Royal Government of Cambodia, diplomats, UN officials, and development professionals.
This morning, Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, met with H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

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15.6 M

Population (2015)

13.5 %

Poverty rate (2014)

1215 (USD)

GDP per capita (2015)

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