The campaign, She Is The Answer, supports communities to become more resilient by training women to take up climate-adaptive livelihoods. The work is underpinned by research that has shown female empowerment to be one of the most effective solutions at our disposal in tackling global heating.
Within a protected area covered by a patchwork of plantations, Cambodian officials are making space for yet another industrial zone, and a new coal-fired power plant
Chan Ra, a resident of Prasath village, said that he believes local authorities conspired with a local company to clear land in the protected area.
“Frankly speaking, we are not targeting any particular age group. It just happened to be the case that this skill is much more common among the elders. Since they are too old to migrate elsewhere for employment, this has become their work aside from farming. The other reason is that not many people in the younger generations have learned this skill yet,” Sokheng says.
According to Thy, this is not the first such incident in the Angkor resort area. He said there have been several cases already, but the perpetrators remained at large.
The Tonle Sap, which contributed over half the fish produced in Cambodia, is now faced with a serious threat in fish catch due to loss of flooded forest, climate change, upstream dams and illegal fishing activities.
Villagers who had to leave homes flooded in 2017 by the Lower Sesan 2 dam have seen their culture and livelihoods eroded
Chinese factories in Cambodia bring prosperity and modernisation but at the cost of environmental pollution and poor working conditions. While developing green industrial zones shows the potential way forward, stricter monitoring and enforcement of environmental and labour compliance would help Cambodia strike the right balance.
Chea Chamroeun, president of the NGO Save Environment and Agriculture, said on May 25 that planting trees could not protect the environment as fully grown eucalyptus trees would be cut down for use. The trees also cause serious damage to soil quality.
A project on enhancing the sustainability of transboundary groundwater management between Cambodia’s Mekong River lowland and Vietnam’s Mekong River delta so-called PIF has been discussed.