Phnom Penh: Cambodia submits updated document on climate change measures to UN, acclaimed as countries around the world Half failed to submit such documents on time by the end of 2020.
Cambodia before the end of 2020 successfully submitted a document entitled "Update on National Contribution to Action" Paris Agreement ”on Climate Change. This 158-page document provides an overview of measures and goals for mitigating the effects of climate change, participation and aspects. More.
Mr. Say Sam Al, Minister of Environment and Chairman of the National Council for Sustainable Development, stated in the preamble of the document that the filing shows Cambodia's commitment and need in the next decade to reflect the vision of a low-carbon, low-carbon society Resistant.
He said the document had been prepared in consultation with more than nine months through the participation of stakeholders in the participating countries. There are relevant ministries and agencies, representatives of civil society organizations, development partners, scholars and the private sector.
"Cambodia has always been a strong supporter of multilateral action on climate change," he said. As a country affected by climate change, we understand the urgency of our ambitious climate change mitigation action. Aim for those activities by giving examples. ” These are in line with Cambodia's capabilities and responsibilities under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
He said that the current document has been improved through a four-point approach, the first is to increase the goal of Climate change mitigation in agriculture and waste, and second, ambitious targeting in forestry and land use to Reduce deforestation by half by 2030.
The third approach is that the document focuses on gender and vulnerability groups to ensure that adaptation and climate change mitigation activities Contribute a lot to society and the environment. In addition, special efforts are being made to establish a robust framework for measurement, reporting and verification to establish evidence on Progress and challenges.
According to the AFP news agency, as of January 1, 2021, one day after the deadline passed on December 31, 2020, there are only about 70 countries. Of the nearly 200 people who submitted the document, some countries blamed 19 for the Kovid problem. In 2015, all countries signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, vowing to keep global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius. Will pre-industrial level.
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said on her Facebook page: Congratulations to Cambodia for submitting the first detailed document on national contribution. ”
Nick Beresford, UNDP Representative in Cambodia, told the Post on December 10 that the documents submitted by Cambodia were detailed, including Enter from the main characters working on stories in response to climate change.
"This is the first time we have seen a formal emission reduction target that focuses on issues," he said. Such as renewable energy, energy efficiency or waste management. The goal of halving deforestation by 2030 is in line with the recently adopted national REDD + strategy. This.
According to Beresford, the document on national participation outlines the main goals announced by Prime Minister Hun Sen at the UN General Assembly last year. Early December. This is a positive point and shows a growing recognition that green energy will be a major driver of economic growth in the decade. It also confirms that Cambodia must seize this opportunity.
"In the energy sector, we believe that in line with current technological trends and prices, Cambodia will be able to exceed its targets," he said. Which it has set in 2030. "We look forward to working with the government and the private sector to achieve this high level of ambition."