The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) is an initiative led by the Ministry of Environment and supported by the European Union, Denmark, Sweden and UNDP. Its overall objective is to strengthen the capacity of the National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) to fulfil its mandate to address climate change and to enable line ministries and NGOs to implement priority climate change actions.
CCCA is now looking to hire a qualified and experienced local consultant to conduct a final review of the CCCA Programme (final review for 5 Results of CCCA Programme as well as the 12 pilot projects closing in 2014). The local consultant will work closely with an international consultant / team leader.
Banteay Meanchey - 13 February 2014, The Climate Change Department of the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Mean Chey University, organized a workshop on “Awareness Raising on Climate Change” to the lecturers and students with a total of 400 participants, including 257 females. The objective of the workshop is to raise awareness on the causes, impacts and responses to climate change. Mrs. Thiev Sokhom, Vice Rector of the university, mentioned that this is the first time that the university has cooperated with the Ministry of Environment and thanks to H.E. Minister of Environment and Director and officials of the Climate Change Department that supported and provided new knowledge on climate change for students.
Kampong Cham – 04 February 2014, The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) with support from Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) organized a workshop on Climate Change Awareness Raising and Disaster Risk Reduction in Kampong Cham City. The workshop aims at increasing awareness on climate change impacts and the strategies for disaster risk reduction. A total 26 officials from National and Provincial Committee for Disaster Management attended this workshop. The workshop is presided over by H.E. Pun Narith, Secretary General of National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and H.E. Dr. Sabo Ojano, Secretary of State of Ministry of Environment.
“Cambodia was attacked by natural and anthropogenic disasters for several cases, particularly over the last 5 years, such as server Ketsana storm, floods, drought and transmitted diseases, leading to lose hundreds of lives, damages, and rehabilitation costs which largely constraint to the national development.” H.E. Pun Narith said. He underscored that “disaster risk reduction is one of the climate change solution, climate change is not an environmental issue, but it is a real development issues”. Therefore, appropriate measures to minimize impacts through disaster risk preparedness and early warning system in a vigorous strategic plan must be critically considered.
A consultation workshop on the Climate Change Financing Framework was organized by Climate Change Department of Ministry of Environment on 28 January 2014 at Intercontinental Hotel in Phnom Penh. Following the launch of Cambodia Climate Change Strategic Plan (CCCSP, 2014-2023), Cambodia needs to establish reliable, transparent and attractive financing mechanisms to effectively implement the Strategic Plan.
The financing framework includes an analysis of existing public spending on climate change, showing that about 7% of public expenditure in 2012 is directly related to Climate Change, and up to 46% have some degree of climate change relevance. Climate relevant expenditure is spread over a number of ministries and agencies, with the largest expenditures incurred by Ministry of Public Work and Transports, Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The Royal Government of Cambodia officially launched the first-ever, Cambodia Climate Change Strategic Plan 2014-2023 in November 2013. The CCCSP captures the main strategic objectives and directions for a climate-smart development of Cambodia in the next 10 years. It builds synergies with existing government policies to ensure a strategic cohesion to address a wide range of climate change issues linked to adaptation, GHG mitigation, and low-carbon development.