CLIMATE FINANCE READINESS (CFR) PROGRAMME – Support to the National Adaptation Plan Process in Cambodia

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Cambodia is considered highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to frequent flooding and unpredictable rainfalls including tropical storms, drought and sea-level rise. As over 48 % of economically active Cambodians work in agriculture, climate change hits the population hard, threatening income and food security.

Commissioned by the German government, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with and financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the Royal Government of Cambodia in implementing its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process to combat the challenges of climate change with the following activities:

•    Drawing up a finance strategy and an implementation plan for the NAP;

•    Strengthening the capacity of sectoral ministries to integrate climate change considerations into sectoral planning and budget processes;

•    Advising national institutions on access to national and international climate finance; and

•    Providing support to develop a communications strategy for the NAP.

On September 21-23, 2016, the Climate Finance Readiness Programme will conduct the workshop “The Targeted Topics Forum: High-level support and integration in the NAP process Draft - Key Topics and Questions” in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This workshop is intended to help decision-makers of the Royal Government to develop approaches on how to tackle climate change in Cambodia in a more efficient manner.

Links to:

CF Ready general approach: https://www.giz.de/expertise/html/19694.html

CR Ready in Cambodia: https://www.giz.de/expertise/html/19704.html