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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The Government Encourages People to Save Resources and Reduce Ecological Footprints

IMG 5169-1200This year’s World Environment Day is celebrated with the theme Think. Eat. Save to encourage people to reduce their ecological footprints and become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices they make. Joining this international movement, the Ministry of Environment, under close collaboration with the City Hall, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, CCCA, NGOs and the private sector celebrated the World Environmental Day at Boeung Trabek High School in Phnom Penh. Around 1000 participants attended the event including monks, government officials, police officers, Red Cross youth, teachers, students, and the media.

In the event, the Prime Minister’s message for the World Environment Day 2013 was read to raise people’s awareness of their daily activities which are threatening the environment and the Earth. His message reminded people to adhere to conscientious food consumption to avoid producing excessive environmentally polluting waste. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, every year 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted. At the mean time, however, one in seven people in the world go to bed hungry.

The impact of food waste is costly. Food waste leads to inefficient use of inputs such as fertilizer and energy. It also contributes immensely to increase in green house gases concentration in the atmosphere through rotting process during which methane gas—one of the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change—is emitted. Methane is 23 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas. The vast amount of food going into landfills contributes significantly to global warming. 

In his remarks, H.E. Dr. Mok Mareth, Senior Minister, Minister of Environment, highlighted the government’s green development strategy which embraces a long term vision to achieve resource saving, efficient use of resources and behavioral change toward sustainable production and consumption. He believes that this year’s World Environmental Day message would increase people’s understanding of environmental issues and inspire them to begin taking actions.  

Lively participation was seen during the question and answer session, in which participants volunteered to answer environment-related questions prepared by the organizer, and the adjourning tree planting ceremony held in the school compound.

Please click the link below for Speeches in World Environment Day Celebration

1. Message of the Prime Minister

2. Speech of the Senior Minister, Minister of Environment

3. Speech of Phnom Penh Governer

4. Speech of Representative from MoEYS

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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