Volume 1

Chapter

8

Environment and Climate Change

Cambodia is one of the most vulnerable countries to be affected by climate change; despite its position as one of the lowest contributors thereto. In the kingdom’s pursuit of economic growth and development it must find ways to both adapt to and mitigate the challenges both at present and in the future. In chapter eight, OUNG Ty Keithya sets about identifying these opportunities and how they can be implemented. Due to its global implications, Keithya sets his vision for the future within a framework that considers Cambodia’s ability to respond, and the global collectives responsibility to address. He outlines his vision for a prosperous nation against the needs to ensure suitably designed domestic policies for ‘green industry’, as well as the importance of effective land management governance between agriculture, industry, forestry and residence. With roles identified for the public, the government, and business this chapter provides a comprehensive review of the opportunities available and the policy responses required to take advantage of them.

About the Author

OUNG Ty Keithya

OUNG Ty Keithya is a freelance researcher with interests in environmental policy, climate change, and sustainable development. He has dual-higher education in Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University (SU) and Master of Professional Studies in Environmental Policy from the State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNYESF).