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Cambodia Climate Change Summit 2022 launches in Siem Reap

Tom Starkey

The much-anticipated launch of the Cambodia Climate Change Summit 2022 (CCCS22) got underway yesterday, with a welcome reception that saw leading actors in both the public and private sectors meet to begin reflecting on the progress Cambodia has made towards climate-related issues.

The reception was the first opportunity of the event, which is hosted by the Ministry of Environment (MoE) in partnership with the Mekong Future Initiative (MFI), for leaders to network and share ideas.

A statement from the event organisers said attendees have a lot to look forward to, including a 20-booth exhibitor’s fair for local Sustainable Solutions & Projects in Cambodia, in recognition of the main theme, namely sustainability.

“Meanwhile, the underlying theme of the summit, namely collaboration between the public sector, private sector and civil society, will see a series of presentations from leading actors on international policy and the development of innovative, cooperative strategies for dealing with climate change,” the event organizers said.

The event is encouraging national commitments to work within the Paris Agreement framework and developing strategies with industry and civil society partners to rapidly move towards a carbon-neutral future.

Sharing their insights and initiatives

The Summit will include topics on; Renewable Energy, Green Finance/Climate Finance, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Environmental Technological Innovations across a wide range of industries such as Agriculture, Transport, Tourism and Commerce with over a dozen sessions.

“CCCS22 is humbled to have the support of the Ministry of Environment as well as Cambodia’s leading experts and practitioners sharing their insights and initiatives around these themes in a variety of formats including presentations, discussions, forums, demonstrations, panel, round table talks and much more,” they added.

The official sponsor and partner of the event is USAID, with further sponsorship support coming from Forte Insurance, Heineken, Oxfam Cambodia & Smart Axiata.

Other contributing partners include the American Embassy, the Australian Embassy, the British Embassy, BritCham, YEAC, and iDE Globe.

The Youth Summit, conducted by a bespoke committee of Cambodia’s leading youth advocates from Impact Hub, Asian Vision Institute, Khmeng Prey and Cambodia Green Futures.

The majority of the presentations and panel discussions at the event will be held in Borei Angkor Hotel, with only the tree planting field trip being held outside of the Hotel’s premises.

Cambodia Investment Review is the official media partner for the summit and will be attending and reporting live from the event. To read more about Cambodia Investment Review as the official media partner click here.

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