Opportunity for Cambodia to set example of environmental sustainability

Cambodia has a unique opportunity to reshape environmental sustainability while human development impacts are lessened due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cambodia’s resident representative, Nick Beresford said yesterday Cambodia could be an example of how human development can go hand in hand with environmental sustainability. This was revealed in the latest UNDP 2020 Human Development Report (HDR).

Beresford said: “With new technologies, promoting investment in the green economy, including the expansion of environment-related infrastructures such as renewable energy, green transportation, climate-smart agriculture and community forest expansion, all these offer an opportunity for Cambodia to achieve higher levels of human development with inclusive and sustainable economic growth.”

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Buth Sela