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Cambodia urges int'l support for climate change action

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Sum Thy, director of the ministry's Department of Climate Change during the COP26 conference. ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY

Cambodia urges int'l support for climate change action

A senior Ministry of Environment official called for funding support from all countries to address climate change issues in the post-Covid-19 pandemic.

Sum Thy, director of the ministry's Department of Climate Change who also serves as deputy secretary-general of the National Council for Sustainable Development, said: “Cambodia need support from all partners, including the Global Environment Fund, Green Climate Foundation as well as assistance based on bilateral agreements in order to respond to climate change, especially amid the post-pandemic recovery.

Thy made the call during a meeting with Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, director of Global Environment Facility (GEF) at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, in Glasgow on November 5.

He said the Ministry of Economy and Finance is working on priority areas and additional measures related to climate resilience and green recovery as part of the 2021-2023 economic recovery plan.

Cambodia, he said, has prepared a 10-year national strategic plan on climate change and has also submitted the Updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Kingdom wishes to see the support, both financial and technical, to enforce the existing plan to promote community livelihood and the national economy, Thy said.

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