Volume 3

Chapter

5

Soft Power and Environmental Diplomacy

In the area of foreign policy opportunities at Cambodia’s disposal, an often under considered avenue of soft power development is that of environmental diplomacy. Noting the kingdom’s uncertain future in the face of climate change, author CHAN Sam Art examines the opportunities for progressive environmental policy around reforestation and carbon trading. He asserts that Cambodia is well placed to lead by example and generate a pathway of environmental consciousness for others to follow.

About the Author

CHAN Sam Art

CHAN Sam Art is a former young fellow and former junior research fellow at Future Forum. Currently, he works at the Ministry of Economy and Finance as junior economist. He holds a dual bachelor's degree of Public Administration and International Relations from Royal University of Law and Economics and Royal University of Phnom Penh, respectively. His research interest is in the soft power of small states, economic development, and public policy.