Kingdom meets climate deadline

The government has successfully submitted Cambodia’s updated National Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and earned praise as more than half of the world’s countries failed to do so by year’s end.

The Kingdom’s 158-page NDC was submitted before the deadline of December 31. It covers many aspects such as climate change impact and the country’s adaptation and mitigation efforts, among others.

In the NDC foreword, Minister of Environment and National Council for Sustainable Development chairman Say Samal said the document presented Cambodia’s commitments and needs for the next decade to realise the vision of a low carbon and resilient society.

He said this document was developed through extensive consultations over nine months, with contributions from all concerned stakeholders in the country, including relevant ministries and agencies, civil society representatives, development partners, academia and the private sector.

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Niem Chheng