UNDP, Sweden support Cambodia’s climate change response hinh anh 1A waterfall in Cambodia (Photo: www.kh.undp.org)
Phnom Penh (VNA) - The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Sweden on April 23 co-signed a new contribution agreement worth 3.34 million USD to support the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) from 2020 to 2022, said a UNDP statement.

The CCCA is a flagship climate change programme in Cambodia, implemented by UNDP and the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) since 2009, the statement said, adding that the programme is now entering its third phase (CCCA-3).

The programme provided opportunities for dozens of government institutions, NGOs, universities and private sector partners to test climate change adaptation and mitigation approaches, and leverage financing for successful initiatives, it said.

“Climate change is an existential threat and requires speedy, ambitious measures,” said Björn Häggmark, Swedish Ambassador to Cambodia.

“The CCCA programme allows a wide range of key actors in Cambodia to do more to protect the environment, mitigate the effects of climate change and strengthen implementation of the Paris Agreement” he said.

Sweden supports the Cambodian Government in this way for sustainable development, he affirmed./.