RAC launches free online environment protection course

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The workshops at Sambo Preykuk on environment. KT/Say Tola

The Royal Academy of Cambodia yesterday launched a free e-learning programme to teach the public about environment management and policies in the Kingdom.

Speaking at the launch, RAC president Sok Touch expressed his satisfaction over the programme which was developed in collaboration with the Korea Environment Institute.

He said that everyone, including researchers and students, can access the programme by using computers, laptops and smart phones, noting that it will benefit students and people concerned about the environment.

“We cooperated with our Korean counterparts who shared expertise from their country with us,” Mr Touch said.

Mr Touch noted that the online course will run until December 10, and registered participants will be taught in the Khmer and English languages about wastewater management, environmental impacts, protected area management and how to combat climate change.

“Everyone can gain knowledge on the issues through the online course,” he said, adding that those who are interested can scan a QR code provided by RAC to register and access the course.

Mr Touch said Cambodia’s environment faces increasing threats from solid waste, hazardous waste and wastewater.

He added that rapid socio-development is affecting the environment and ecology and also contributing to climate change through the increased use of natural resources.

In a report, vice secretary general of RAC Ly Sothyrath yesterday said that the academy has been cooperating with KEI since 2016 to develop the programme.

“This online course is aimed at educating students, researchers, policymakers and those carrying out field work about environment protection,” he said.

During the three-day Water Festival next week, the Environment Ministry will deploy officials to educate people and vendors about waste management and discarding waste in trash bins.

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