Wednesday November 2, 2022

Khmer Times

USAID Greening Prey Lang has expressed concern that rural communities, comprising nearly 75% of Cambodia’s population who are highly dependent on natural resources and agriculture, is being disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change.

USAID Greening Prey Lang recently led a panel discussion on community-driven approaches for climate resilience during the Cambodia Climate Change Summit 2022 held in Siem Reap province.

The panellists included community members from Boeng Cha agriculture cooperative along the Mekong River, Datavek community-based ecotourism site in Phnom Tbeng, and Phnom La Ang community protected area in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province.

The discussion was moderated by USAID Cambodia’s Mission Environment Officer and focused on interventions that include wildlife-friendly value chains, community-based ecotourism, climate-resilient agriculture, non-timber forest products, forest conservation, and the development of REDD plus projects.

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