The researcher from Royal Holloway, University of London told VICE World News they show, for the first time, trees logged from Cambodian forest being illegally used as fuel in a garment factory supplying major Western brands.
More than 30 media leaders from Cambodia and China have come together to participate in the three-day high-level web seminar held under the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation framework which started yesterday hosted by Cambodian-Chinese Journalists Association (CJC) in collaboration with the China Foundation for Peace and Development.
BirdLife International Cambodia has expressed concern that the water level in Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape Area in Takeo province may not reach last year’s level, putting animals foraging for food during the dry season at risk.
The EU pays close attention and supports Cambodia and member countries in developing long-term plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by keeping global temperatures below two degrees Celsius.
Villagers say the compensation offered by the government is not fair because it does not compare to what they are losing.
“Time and time again, the Cambodian courts fail to deliver genuine justice in cases involving human rights defenders and environmental activists. Meanwhile, the Cambodian government continues to trample on Indigenous Peoples’ rights and allows logging companies to pursue their illegal activities with impunity.”
New hydropower dams on the Mekong River are leaving fishing and farming communities high and dry. The dams provide clean electricity, but they also cause massive damage to Cambodia’s plant and animal worlds.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has secured $17.4 million from the European Union to invest in sustainable agriculture projects in Cambodia. The EU bank will invest the money in the Sustainable Assets for Agriculture Markets, Business and Trade (SAAMBAT) project. A tenth of the money is earmarked for preparation to speed up the implementation of the project.
Reducing fires lit for agricultural management and deforestation, which unduly affect poorer populations, could help prevent 59,000 premature deaths per year.