Cambodia has reaffirmed its commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and express serious concern over the multi-faceted impacts of climate change.
Eang Sophalleth, secretary of state with the Ministry of Environment and head of the Cambodian delegation to the UNFCCC, said this week in Poland that after the historic agreement in Paris, the need for decisive and ambitious action on climate change has never been stronger.
He noted the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change pointed out serious
consequences if the objective to maintain global warming below 1.5°C is not delivered. Therefore, significant work has been done this year to develop mechanisms for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
“The current policy platform to take stock of the efforts to develop Cambodia is the Rectangular Strategy Phase IV, in which sustainability and climate change action are one of the major pillars,” he said.
“With this regard, Cambodia has made progress in promoting renewable energy, particularly through solar farms,” he added. “We are also making progress in the establishment of protected areas and biodiversity corridors, which currently cover 41 percent of the total country land area.”