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Cambodia’s efforts to tackle threats of climate change received a new boost with additional financial support from the European Union, Sweden and United Nations Development Programme on Thursday.
PHNOM PENH, 14 November 2014 – Sweden granted 28,000,000 Swedish Krona (approx. US$3.8 million) on Friday to support an initiative implemented by the United Nations Development Programme to help Cambodia improve its capacity to respond to climate change impacts on its development.
Cambodia has begun making an important step towards integrating climate change into its sub-national planning and budgeting process – a key development wherein climate change had not been previously incorporated in government’s sub-national planning policy. This move comes at a decisive time when half of Cambodia’s communes are categorized between being vulnerable to extremely vulnerable to climate viability, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).
Cambodia’s climate change strategic plan (CCCSP) is gradually making inroad in the provinces for subnational authorities to integrate into their development planning to improve its readiness in addressing climate change threats.
PHNOM PENH, 1 May 2014 – As it inches closer to lower middle-income country status, Cambodia should make sure its future growth is both inclusive and sustainable, and that it contributes to reduce, rather than increase, inequality, said Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.
Phnom Penh – A project aimed at reducing carbon emission in the forestry sector in Cambodia now enters its implementation phase following an inception workshop on Friday, 14 March. The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility REDD+ Readiness Project, known as the FCPF project, is designed to assist the country to be ready to tackle deforestation and forest degradation.
Phnom Penh – Canadian has given US$2.2 million to support a UNDP-managed climate change adaptation project for the next two years. With the latest fund, the project – Promoting Climate Resilient Water Management and Agricultural Practices in Rural Cambodia – is now starting the second phase. Its targets are farmers and local authorities in 32 communes in Kracheh and Preah Vihear provinces.
Phnom Penh – Government officials on Thursday called for greater programme and funding coordination in order to improve effectiveness in tackling climate change in Cambodia. “In a situation where resources are scarce and demand is high, strong coordination is fundamental for effective climate change responses among Government, development partners, civil society, academia and the private sector,” H.E. Sabo Ojano, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Environment, said.
Phnom Penh – Cambodia launched on Tuesday its first-ever climate strategic blueprint aimed at building the country’s resilience to deal with climate-induced natural disasters and promoting low-carbon development in the future. Prime Minister Hun Sen formally unveiled Cambodia Climate Change Strategic Plan (CCCSP 2014-2023) in the opening ceremony of the 3rd National Forum on Climate Change.
UNDP has provided support for Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management to organize training on the management of data on disaster loss and damage caused by natural disaster. Thirty-five people from various government institutions, UN agencies, development partners and non-governmental organizations took part in the workshop on 4-6 June.
Phnom Penh –Sweden has provided new grant to support United Nations Development Programme in carrying out projects aimed at improving livelihoods of Cambodian people in rural communities most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.
Phnom Penh – In connection to the visit by Ms. Anna Lindstedt, the Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change, the Swedish embassy held, on 24 April, a discussion on gender-related issues in the context of climate change. The objective was to highlight the need for greater effort by policy makers and practitioners alike in integrating gender into strategies to respond to climate change.