Cambodia Climate Change Alliance - DESCRIPTION

  • CCCA Background and Approach
  • CCCA Objective
  • CCCA Key Results
  • CCCA Organigram

CCCA is a comprehensive and innovative approach to address climate change in Cambodia. The CCCA programme was designed to be fully aligned with and strengthen the national institutional framework for climate change. It plays a unique role in strengthening the national institutional framework for the coordination of the climate change response.

CCCA Phase 1 (2010-Jun 2014) is funded by European Union (EU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Danish International Development Agency (Danida). The overall objective of CCCA is to strengthen the capacity of the NCCC to fulfill its mandate to address climate change and to enable line ministries and Civil Society Organizations to implement priority climate change actions.

Result 1: Improved NCCC capacity to coordinate national policy making, capacity development, outreach/ advocacy efforts, and to monitor the implementation of national climate change strategy, policy and plans.

Result 2: Improved access to updated climate change information, knowledge and learning op‐ portunities at all levels.

Result 3: Strengthened capacity within the NCCC to mobilize and to effectively administer climate change funds and to prepare for a nationally owned trust fund.

Result 4: Increased resilience of coastal communi‐ ties and ecosystems to climate change through adaptation planning, demonstrated targeted local interventions and provision of practical learning experience in adaptation planning to the NCCC/ CCD.

Result 5: Strengthened capacity in RGC agencies and civil society organizations for developing and implementing climate change response initiatives in line with agreed national climate change priori‐ ties, independently or in partnerships, through access to new financial and technical resources.

Phase 2 (Jul 2014-Jun 2019) funded by European Union (EU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). It is implemented by the Ministry of Environment/GSSD under coordination of Department of Climate Change (DCC).

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CCCA aims to strengthen national systems and capacities to support the coordination and implementation of Cambodia’s climate change response, contributing to a greener, low carbon, climate-resilient, equitable, sustainable and knowledge-based society.

Three main drivers of change shape the focus CCCA:

i.   Strengthening the governance of climate change;

ii.  Orienting public and private, domestic and external resources in support of the CCCSP vision;

iii.Developing human and technological capital for the climate change response.

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Result 1: A clear governance and accountability framework is functional for the climate change response at national and sub-national levels

Mainstream climate change issues into related core legislation;
Define the appropriate levels of intervention for various types of climate change activities under decentralization & deconcentration framework;
Develop systems and guidelines to ensure climate change mainstreaming in planning & budgeting practices;
Consolidate piloted tools for initiation of an official dialogue with particular ministries/agencies to include successful practices in standard procedures;
Establish M&E systems at national, sector and sub-national levels.

Result 2: Domestic and external finance effectively oriented in support of climate resilient, and low carbon development

Establish partnership and donor coordination mechanisms on climate change;
Embed climate change financial expertise at national level, notably within the MoE, through designation of a focal point for institutions, civil society and the private sector;
Support to the accreditation process of a National Implementing Entity for the Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund;
Establish and maintain a dialogue on potential measures and incentives to create a favorable environment for private sector investment;
Support improved tagging of climate change expenditure in the ODA database and sub-national budgets, and regular monitoring reports on climate expenditure.

Result 3: Human and technological capacities to support climate change response are strengthened

Establish standards for climate change education and awareness;
Establish quality assurance mechanism for climate change related information products;
Provide grants to test innovative technologies and approaches in the Cambodian context;
Strategically support the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and selected universities to help put in place sustainable structures to develop human capital;
Finalize & implement Knowledge Management Information System.

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Climate Change Awareness Is Raised Among Cambodian Journalists

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On March 07, 2013, the Ministry of Information organized a Media Training on Climate Change under a close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and with the support from the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance. The opening ceremony was attended by approximately 120 participants including representatives from Government institutions, Development Partners, Civil Society Organizations, Academia and media. It was presided over by H.E Dr. Mok Mareth, Senior Minister, Minister of Environment, H.E Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information and Ms. Anne Hoglund, the Swedish Ambassador to Cambodia. The aim of the workshop is to raise climate change awareness among Cambodian journalists to deeply and precisely understand of climate change terminology, the concept of causes and effects, and key mechanisms in responding to this challenged issue.

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Enhance Climate Change Knowledge Among Youths Through Library Corner

IMG 3748 rOn 14th February 2013, the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in installing climate change library corner in RUA’s main library. Number of climate change related books, publications, report and research materials were brought to the university. In this event, there were around 250 participants including students and faculty members attended.  

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CCCA 7th PSB Meeting

IMG 7138 reshape rIn the morning of 13 February 2013, the Ministry of Environment organized the CCCA 7th Program Support Board (PSB) Meeting which was presided over by H.E Dr. Mok Mareth, Senior Minister, Minister of Environment and the Chairman of CCCA PSB. The meeting was participated by representatives from the CCCA development partners including EU, Sweden Embassy and UNDP. The main objectives of the meeting were to oversee the implementation of the CCCA program in 2012, to discuss on ways forward for 2013-2014 and to consult the future development of Cambodia Climate Change Financing Framework which is an effective mechanism in responding to climate change issues.

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Launch of Knowledge and Information Platform

7thNovember, 2012, Phnom Penh Cambodia

0IMG 1845 rThe Climate Change Department of the Ministry of Environment launched an online knowledge and information platform together with the presentation of Education and Awareness Guidelines. On this occasion, the award ceremony of a climate change student painting competition was celebrated. Over 100 participants from government institutions, development partners, civil society organizations,academia, and media attended the event.

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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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The CCCA is implemented by the Ministry of Environment and support by these partners

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