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CCCS23 Report Shares Insights Into Kingdom’s Commitment To A Sustainable Future

CCCS23 Report Shares Insights Into Kingdom’s Commitment To A Sustainable Future

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The final report for the Cambodia Climate Change Summit 2023 (CCCS23) is now available, capturing insights from Cambodia’s largest and most diverse gathering of climate experts, stakeholders, and officials. The sessions at CCCS23 reflected the Ministry of Environment’s (MoE) commitment, under the leadership of H.E. Eang Sophalleth, to green diplomacy, mitigation strategies, and promoting a sustainable future. This final report details these sessions and provides full transparency of the event organiziation.

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The session details in-depth analyses of 25 key topics, with contributions from over 90 experts across public, private, and non-profit sectors. Areas of coverage include climate financing, renewable energy, energy entrepreneurship, nature-based solutions, water security, innovation in agriculture, sustainable tourism, energy efficiency, REDD+, and regulatory compliance.

Key contributors to CCCS23 included representatives from the MoE, World Bank, ADB, UNDP, UNIDO, Mekong Strategic Capital, the National Bank of Cambodia, FTB, and multiple foreign embassies.

Summit Provided a Critical And Dynamic Platform

As an official partner for CCCS23, Australia played a pivotal role in supporting the summit through its flagship economic development program, the Cambodia Australia Partnership for Resilient Economic Development (CAPRED). 

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Australian Charge d’affaires Andreas Zurbrugg said the summit provided a critical and dynamic platform to gather leading thinkers, decision-makers and implementers around the country’s pressing climate change issues.

The Cambodia Climate Change Summit 2023 (CCCS23).

“The report, a testament to the collective efforts of stakeholders across sectors, provides valuable insights on Cambodia’s climate action. Australia, through CAPRED, is proud to have supported this crucial event, and we remain committed to working with Cambodia in building a resilient and low-carbon economy. Together, we can foster a cleaner, greener, and more prosperous Cambodia for all.”

Additional sponsorship came from Founding Partner, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and gold sponsor, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), who hosted the Sustainable Solutions Expo—a summit-first that allowed attendees to engage with visionary businesses and organizations.

Oxfam, Kosher Climate, and UN FAO further bolstered the summit’s impact as silver sponsors – and Heineken and Forte Insurance as bronze sponsors – contributing to the diverse range of perspectives shared during the event.

Immediate Needs To Be Taken Around The World

H.E. Eang Sophalleth, Minister of Environment, lauded the event’s significance, emphasizing the gravity of climate change and the potentially catastrophic effects if immediate action is not taken. The U.S. Ambassador, W. Patrick Murphy, and Australia’s Ambassador, Justin Whyatt, highlighted the event’s importance during the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28).

The Cambodia Climate Change Summit 2023 (CCCS23).

Chairman of the Mekong Future Initiative, the think-tank that co-organized CCCS23, H.E. Neak Okhna Sear Rithy, stated that the summit underscored that addressing the challenge of climate change is inseparable from the future of the children, the nation, and the world.

The Cambodia Climate Change Summit 2023 (CCCS23) brought together diverse organizations committed to tackling climate change in the Kingdom. The resulting report is valuable, offering key takeaways and insights for practitioners, businesses, and climate professionals.

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