Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning
Donor / Partner: ADB | Duration: 2015-2019 | Location: Cambodia
About: Action to tackle climate change in Cambodia is crucial. Cambodia will be a hotspot for climate change in the region. Average maximum daily temperatures in the wet season are projected to increase from between 1.7 to 5.3°C. Average dry season temperatures will also increase with a range of between 1.5 to 3.5°C.
Trends in precipitation are also expected to change over the coming decades. Seasonal variability in rainfall patterns will grow, resulting in wetter wet seasons and drier dry seasons. While it is projected that average precipitation will increase in the basin over the coming decades, periods of annual agricultural growth are expected to lengthen significantly.
Agriculture is the most important sector in Cambodia, accounting for around 33% of GDP and employing more than 50% of the country’s labor force. The majority of the population is vulnerable to changes in conditions affecting the agriculture sector and the natural systems and resources that underpin it. As a result, climate changes including increased average temperatures during the growing season and more variable and shifting rainfall patterns could have devastating impacts on the country’s agriculture sector and food security. Water resources are particularly important for the functioning of the agriculture sector and food security more broadly.
To address these challenges and achieve sustained institutional and technical capacity to integrate adaptation concerns into development planning in Cambodia, ICEM will undertake the following outputs:
វីដេអូសង្ខេប ស្តីពីការអនុវត្តបន្សុំានឹងការប្រែប្រួលអាកាសធាតុក្នុងវិស័យកសិកម្ម ការគ្រប់គ្រងធនធានទឹក និងហេដ្ឋារចនាសម្ព័ន្ធដឹកជញ្ជូន និងការអភិវឌ្ឍក្រុងSummary video on climate change adaptation in agriculture, water resources managment, transport infrastructure and urban development
Posted by Strategic Program for Climate Resilience – Cambodia on Sunday, December 2, 2018