Coastal communities to adapt for climate change

A five-year project agreement on “Climate Adaptation and Resilience in Cambodia’s Coastal Fishery Dependent Communities has been signed. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), along with the Ministry of Environment (MoE), which is the Global Environmental Facility’s Focal Point ministry are the signatories to the agreement to be known as “CamAdapt”. It aims to support coastal fisheries-dependent communities to adapt to climate change.

Funded by the Global Environmental Facility’s Least-Developed Country Fund (LDCF), the project will help coastal fishing communities and protected areas in Cambodia’s main four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk  improve their livelihoods by increasing adaptive capabilities regarding climate change while improving the marine ecosystem and biodiversity.

At the signing ceremony, Alexandre Huynh, FAO representative in Cambodia, sressed that the signing shows another successful partnership between MAFF, MOE and FAO.

Jason Boken