Minister of Environment Calls on Developed Countries for Climate Action

  • Phoung Vantha
  • December 13, 2019 8:01 AM

PHNOM PENH--Environment Minister Say Samal called on developed countries to increase finances to enhance climate action in developing countries. 

"We also call on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) board and secretariat to maintain their efforts to fast-track and simplify access to both readiness and implementation finance for Least developed country (LDCs), particularly for adaptation," he said. 

Minister called during attending the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain, which ends Friday.

Cambodia remains gravely concerned about the level of commitments registered to date which falls short of what is needed to achieve the 1.5°C target. 

He said that Cambodia has also boosted its capacity to access international climate finance, and the first Cambodian direct access entity and was accredited by the GCF last month.

He continued that Cambodia has steadily advanced many environmental and climate change agendas, such as infrastructures designed based on new guidelines to be climate-resilient. As well as advancing many environmental and climate change agendas.

The Cambodian Government is to channel climate finance to local governments for building verifiable climate change adaptation for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations.

The Cambodian people are now more environmentally conscious and well aware of climate change, he added.

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