Cambodia calls for more cooperation to solve energy, climate and environmental problems

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, called for more cooperation, as solving energy, climate and environmental problems is a difficult task that requires participations with high responsibility and commitment from all stakeholders. .

“I would like to call for strengthening international dialogue and cooperation among stakeholders to create a common green and sustainable future without leaving anyone behind,” the prime minister said yesterday morning in his address to the two-day Taiyuan Energy Low. -Carbon Development. Forum 2021 via pre-recorded video.

The Cambodian Prime Minister also called on all countries to make a political commitment to fully participate in their respective stages of development to promote green growth, reduce carbon emissions and ensure that all citizens have access to sustainable low-emission energy. carbon at affordable prices.

“At the same time, I would like to encourage mutual aid in a spirit of solidarity, in particular through the transfer of technology and funding, especially to low-income countries,” he continued.

Although Cambodia is a country with a low level of development, the Royal Government of Cambodia is very committed and has defined energy, climate and environmental issues as a key and long-term political program according to the principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities”. , Hun says Sen.

In fact, he recalled, on December 31, 2020, Cambodia submitted an update of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). , with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 64.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030 in the fields of forestry, energy, industry, agriculture and waste management.

Additionally, Cambodia is working on a long-term carbon-neutral strategy, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2021, he added. C. Nika – AKP