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.

A recent study by the Ministry of Environment reveals a limited understanding about climate change among Cambodian public; therefore, to deal with climate change issue in Cambodia as well as helping people to reduce their vulnerability still meet obstacles. “Cambodian public awareness about climate change is still limited so it poses a great challenge in engaging people to effectively respond to climate change.” said H.E Mok Market in the opening remarks for the Media Training.  

This finding has contributed to engaging the Ministry of Information to play a key role in disseminating climate change related information since a majority of Cambodian, significantly the community people, relies on mass media as the sources of their information. H.E Mok Market addressed in his opening remarks that “The Ministry of Information and other relevant ministries have significant roles in receiving and disseminating climate change related information to the public by maintaining the accuracy, usefulness and timeliness.”

Addressed in the training, H.E Khieu Kanharith said that after receiving these training journalists would be able to better compose climate change articles with more accuracy.

In her welcome remarks in the opening ceremony of the Media Training, Ms. Anne Hoglund addressed a key role of media disseminating climate changing information. “Media is one of the most important channels for accessing information about climate change, raising people’s awareness and empowering people to contribute to reducing its negative impacts.”

The two days theory training will provide basic knowledge about climate change causes which mainly contributed by the green house gases emission. The risk associated and the impacts of climate change on key sectors and how to respond will be highlighted. Trainees will be provided with climate change materials which they can be accessed for when needed. After receiving climate change theory, trainees will be assigned to work in the field on three months duration to collect climate change related information for their articles with an ongoing coaching by two media experts.

This training is one of the main activities of CCCA Result 2 which works on improving knowledge and information of climate change. CCCA expects to see the increase of media coverage on climate change related information which can contribute to help raising people awareness as the way to help reducing their vulnerability.

Climate Change NewsLinks

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  • 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 +

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

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