National Environmental Strategy and Action Plan - Final Meeting

Phnom Penh, Cambodia 5th December 2016

Key stakeholders overseeing Cambodia’s National Environmental Strategy and Action Plan (NESAP) met to review the latest draft in preparation for its submittal to the government for approval.

Since the last NESAP meeting in August, the drafting team assessed the natural resource and environment activities in Cambodia­ - both current and planned - for development organizations and government agencies and analyzed how these match with the NESAP’s strategic objectives. This information was then added to the NESAP draft as an Annex.

Attendees at the meeting included representatives from 12 development organizations; including ADB, the World Bank and the European Union; as well as the NESAP Inter-Ministerial Task Force that comprises senior officials from 15 ministries.

The final draft Khmer version of the NESAP is expected to be completed in January and then the document will be submitted for approval to the National Council for Sustainable Development followed by the Council of Ministers. 

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Cambodia and Thailand Study Visit to Eastern Forest Complex, Cardamom Mountains Landscape

10 to 12 October 2016
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Government officials from Thailand and Cambodia visited the Eastern Forest Complex to exchange experience on biodiversity conservation and to identify opportunities for collaboration in the Cardamon and Elephant Mountains landscape that straddles both countries. 

Specific objectives of the field visit were to:

  • Discuss the establishment of a multi-sector policy and technical working group to plan and manage the Cardamom and Elephant Mountains TBL and collaboration mechanisms between relevant provinces in the two countries.
  • To assess and identify the potential of a TBL management strategy, establishing biodiversity corridors, and to source investment opportunities on shared natural capital.
  • To visit national parks in the Eastern Forest Complex to view firsthand how Thailand's national park management system works and discuss potential collaboration between local authorities of both sides. 

The field visit was a precursor to a meeting where a new Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on transboundary biodiversity management was reviewed and discussed. 

CEP is also supporting transboundary cooperation in two other transboundary biodiversity landscapes: the Sino-Viet Nam Karst landscape and the Mekong Headwaters.

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