Press Release: Climate Change Financing Framework Consultation Workshop, 28 Jan 2014

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.

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Least Developed Country Expert Group (LEG) Regional Training Workshop on Adaptation for Asian Least Developed Country (LDCs)

LDCs meeting at Siem Reap August 2013

It has been proven beyond reasonable doubt that climate change is happening, and it is well accepted that the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are faced with the unavoidable challenge of coping with and adapting to adverse impacts, giventheir limited capacity.

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is composed of 13 experts including 6 from African least developed countries (LDCs), 2 from the Pacific LDCs, 2 from Asian LDCs and 3 from developed countries (Netherlands, Finland and Norway). It provides technical support and guidance to the LDCs in undertaking measures to adapt to climate change at the national levels through a number of processes.

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A New MoE-FAO Ecosystem-based Adaptation Initiative Launched

images/Article_PictuThe Ministry of Environment (MoE), with technical cooperation programme (TCP) funding from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO), organised a Participatory Rural Appraisal training and Project Consultation meeting in Siem Reap from 3-10 June 2013 under the project “Support to Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Using Micro-watershed Approaches.” MoE signed two-year TCP project agreement with FAO in 2012 to build national capacity and endorsed the high priority development of climate change adaptation, identified under the National Adaptation Programme of Action to Climate Change (NAPA), in order to mobilize resources from the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF) to support Cambodia.

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Bonn Climate Change Conference 2013: National Adaptation Plan Expo

nap expo opening 533Least Developed Countries including Cambodia participated in National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Expo which was held as an event to catalyze the launching of the NAP progress on 9 June, 2013 in Bonn Climate Change Conference. The NAP Expo aims at promoting a common understanding of the NAP process by going through the NAP guidelines, provide LDCs opportunity to communicate their plans for the formulation of NAPs, provide a platform for Parties, agencies and organizations to share information on their support to the LDCs on NAPs and offer a forum for the exchange of experience and best practices on planning, prioritizing and implementation of adaptation.

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