Cambodia’s updated investment law gives incentives to green business

A recently promulgated update to a 2003 law on investment is redefining incentives for more than a dozen business sectors. This is only the Kingdom’s second investment law and it expands the range of environmentally focused organisations eligible for incentives.

The list of eligible business sectors includes environmental management and protection, biodiversity conservation, the circular economy and green energy including technology contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

“Overall, I find it quite encouraging that the environment is being mentioned as a priority area for incentives,” said Karolien Casaer-Diez, Cambodia representative for the Global Green Growth Institute. “It reflects a growing awareness that sustainability is becoming key for Cambodia to ensure its competitiveness in global markets.”

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