FAO Representative in Cambodia supports Ministry of Environment’s priority strategy

Dr. Eang Sophalleth, Minister of Environment, received Ms. Rebekah Bell, Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Cambodia, and her colleagues for a courtesy call on September 13, 2023, at the Ministry of Environment.

Sophalleth welcomed and appreciated the cooperation between the Ministry of Environment and FAO on new initiatives, including the Green Climate Fund project and the Global Environment Facility, in response to natural resource management, conservation of protected areas, biodiversity conservation, adaptation to climate change, and REDD+ programmes.

The Minister also outlined the Ministry of Environment’s short-term priorities for activities, focusing on activities to reduce the use of plastic bags in schools with 3.7 million students, the development of protected area communities through the establishment of natural and historical corridors, community livelihoods, and the establishment of carbon neutrality and climate change responses.

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