Cambodia/USAID sign MOU on Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development

IMG 503 r 0Phnom Penh, May 31, 2013 –The Chair of Cambodia’s National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) H.E. Senior Minister Dr. Mok Mareth and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director Ms. Rebecca Black today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development in Cambodia.

This MOU outlines specific areas for cooperation in the agriculture and forestry sectors and strengthens support to Cambodia for a rigorous greenhouse gas inventory, climate change capacity building, international coordination for green growth, and integrating climate change adaptation into green growth strategies.

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CCSP Validation Workshop

Validation Workshop May 2013Nine line Ministries of the National Climate Change Committee validated eight strategic objectives of the Climate Change Strategic Plan during a two-day workshop in Sihanoukville on the 9-10th May 2013. The key line ministries also engaged in a range of highly participative discussions on the next steps of the CCSP development, including the drafting of climate change action plans.

The event was organised by the Climate Change Department of the Ministry of Environment with the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance. It marks a key milestone in the strategic design process aiming to mainstream of climate change responses in the next strategic development plan of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

Please read on or click on the following link to find and download the presentations and documents related to this workshop in our document Library.

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CoP18 Outcomes Dissemination Workshop

IMG 3525 rOn 8th February 2013, Department of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment under collaboration with Cambodia Climate Change Alliance and the NGO Forum organized a workshop to disseminate key outcomes of the 18th Conference of Parties of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (CoP18), which was conducted in Doha last December. The dissemination workshop was participated by around 100 key stakeholders from government institutions, development partners, Civil Society Organizations and media.

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UNFCCC- 18th Conference of the Parties

IMG 0867Cambodia has become a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is an international environmental treaty, since 1996. The UNFCCC holds its Conference of the Parties (CoP) annually with an aim at stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. This year, CoP has reached the 18th session which is organized from 26 November to 7 December 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar. For further information on the CoP18 decisions, please visit: UNFCCC-CoP18 Decisions

 

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