NGO Forum on Cambodia issued a report on Wednesday which said that from 2000 to 2017, some one million houses were seriously affected by climate change disasters. Yet, government spending on the issue remained relatively limited.
The report is said to be the first in Cambodia that aims to promote transparency in government spending to tackle climate change.
The report said: “These weather disasters can destroy homes and other assets, impacting farmers’ ability to produce food, and increase the spread of infectious diseases and other health hazards.
“They impact families and businesses, which in turn impacts government spending. That makes it a serious threat to Cambodian people and the economy.”
NGO Forum on Cambodia said the report was produced based on data from the national budget law, public expenditure review 2017 and other government sources.