Cambodia Renewable Energy Report 2016

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: WWF-Cambodia

Cambodia has an opportunity to become a leader in clean, renewable electricity as renewable energy sources such as sun, wind, water and biomass energy abound. This report demonstrates that Cambodia can, with appropriate international support, deliver on these plans in the short term and build on them to achieve even more sustainable outcomes.

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Earth Hour 2016- Climate Action in Cambodia: 5 Things that You Can Do in Your Home to Save Energy

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: WWF-Cambodia

Earth Hour is not just making a difference for one hour, it is about channeling that passion and taking it forward into everyday life. Below are some ideas about how you can continue to help in the fight against climate change and make a difference every day.

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Strengthening Sustainable Water Supply Services through Domestic Private Sector Providers in Cambodia

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: World Bank

Cambodia has the lowest access to piped water supply in the South East Asia region, which was estimated to be 21% by 2015. Out of Cambodia’s estimated population of 15.6 million, access to piped services was only 7% for rural areas, where four-fifth of the population is living, and much higher at 75% for Cambodia’s urban areas.

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Climate Change and Water Governance in Cambodia

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI)

Cambodia has abundant water resources but they are spatially and temporally unevenly distributed. In reality, many communities face problems brought on by too much or too little water. This situation is compounded by the effects of catchment degradation caused by physical alteration of inland water systems, deforestation and habitat destruction and water withdrawal for agriculture…etc.

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Investigation Report on Impacts of the Developmemnt Project of Benh Hoeurk Kratie Rubber 1 Company Limited in Sre Chhouk commune, Keo Seima district, Mondulkiri province

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: NGO Forum on Cambodia, Cambodian Center for Human Right, and Indigenous Peoples And Forestry Network

According to investigation results, there are 05 main issues, i.e., indigenous residents’ tenure rights to their shifting plantations, effects on legal land rights of individuals or a legal entity, the process of granting the economic land concession, destruction of resin trees and logging outside the ELC area, and intimidation of indigenous communities’ representatives through court.

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Survey on the Compensation Policies and Market Property Price, LSS2 Dam Development Project

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: NGO Forum on Cambodia

The Lower Sesan 2 dam (LSS2) in Stung Treng Province is currently under construction, and is projected to cause the most severe environmental impact of any dam planned for a tributary of the Mekong River. The main objective of research is to review relevant and contradicting laws and policies and estimate just and fair compensation for the communities affected by the LSS2 .

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Status of the World’s Soil Resources: Regional Assessment of Soil Change in Asia

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

This chapter describes the status of soil resources in the member countries of the Asian Soil Partnership (ASP), which includes East Asia, Southeast Asia (11 countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia…etc.) and South Asia. In general, Asia enjoys a warm and seasonally humid climate and is well-endowed with natural resources for agriculture. . In particular, rapid economic development and urbanization are changing land management systems in many countries, and climate change has emerged as a significant source of risks. These changes are having major impacts on the status of soil resources in the region.

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Organic Crops or Energy Crops? Options for Rural Development in Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: Asian Development Bank

Using the cases of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the Lao PDR) and Cambodia, this chapter compares the two options for the development of organic agriculture and biofuel with respect to a set of development goals—the focus of which includes not only the narrow economic benefit to the farmers, but also their impact on health, poverty reduction, the environment, and sustainable development overall. There is considerable interest in both these farming enterprises in the two countries, and the public and private sectors are already engaged in a range of activities related to them.

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Cambodia: A Visual Guide of Key Baseline Survey Findings

Publication Year: --  / Sources: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The baseline survey in Cambodia took place from August to November 2010. The survey’s coverage was 15 Community Fisheries (CFis) in 40 villages of Cambodia’s coastal provinces, as well as government agencies in Phnom Penh. A total of 778 people from 15 stakeholder groups were interviewed, of which 624 came from CFis at village level and 53 respondents from government agencies at commune and provincial levels.

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Movement of Indigenous Communities Targeting an Agro-industrial Investment in Northeastern Cambodia

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: Asian Journal of Social Science

This study examines the dynamics and outcomes of movements by indigenous communities which targeted an agro-industrial investment demanding remedy to adverse impacts on their socioeconomic conditions. Since the employment of initial institutional tactics, such as peaceful protests and petitions, yielded no significant outcomes, the indigenous communities escalated their tactics to non-institutional tactics: violent protests.

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