Cambodia Launches Updated Implementation of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Ministry of Environment has launched a report of Cambodia’s Updated Nationally Determined Contribution (Cambodia’s Updated NDC) to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The official launch of the report took place here in Phnom Penh early this week under the presidency of H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment.

The report of Cambodia’s Updated NDC illustrates Cambodia’s commitment in contribution to addressing climate change in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change adopted in December 2015.

It also shows the government’s ambition to bring down approximately 64.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to 41.7 percent of carbon dioxide, per year by 2030.

Addressing the session, H.E. Say Samal underlined Cambodia’s stand to support multilateral activities in response to climate change, stressing that the report is a commitment to achieve a national social outlook on lower gas emissions, climate resilience and sustainable development.

According to H.E. Vann Monyneath, Secretary General of the General Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Environment, Cambodia submitted its first report of Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 2015, and the report of its Updated NDC on Dec. 31, 2020.