Cambodia is firmly committed to solving climate problems

As a country vulnerable to global environmental impacts, Cambodia is strongly committed to contributing to addressing these issues.

The remark was made by Eang Sophalleth, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Environment as he led the Cambodian delegation to attend the joint G20 environment and climate ministers meeting on August 31. in Bali, Indonesia.

Over the past 30 years, Cambodia has restored peace and stability, and achieved rapid economic growth and poverty reduction, guiding the country towards upper-middle-income country status over the next decade. he continued in his address to all the participating delegations of the G20 member countries. .

Sustainable development and a resilient and green economy are high on the agenda of the Royal Government of Cambodia to address environmental issues.

The aspects, he added, have been adapted in the country’s strategy for the Covid-19 response and containment as well as the recovery phase to secure jobs for vulnerable people to enable them to overcome the difficult situation. .

Adapting to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions must go hand in hand to ensure that responses to climate change are effective and contribute well to fostering social well-being.

He stressed that Cambodia welcomes cooperation with international partners and the private sector to implement mechanisms to promote transition and achieve a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

Themed “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”, the Joint Meeting of Environment and Climate Ministers was chaired by Indonesia’s Minister of Environment and Forests as the G20 Rotating Chair for 2022. AKP-Lim Nary

  • Key words: climate issues, G20

Teresa H. Sadler