Two men load the takes from bamboo fish traps into large white buckets.


At a Glance

Cambodia is endowed with a rich natural resource base, including diverse and productive inland fisheries. This resource base, essential for livelihoods and food security, is threatened by changing climatic conditions. The country is particularly challenged given its low adaptive capacity, still-prevalent poverty, and geographic location. Increased temperatures, drought, and changes in seasonal rainfall patterns, in combination with extensive damming for hydropower throughout the Mekong Basin, threaten to impact food security and human health through reduced freshwater availability which may in turn reduce agricultural and fishery production. Nearly half of Cambodia's total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are from the land-use change and forestry sector, with deforestation and forest degradation contributing almost all GHG emissions. Agriculture was the second highest emitter, followed by energy, industrial processes, and waste sectors.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2019) for more information.

Climate Projections

Drought icon

Longer Drought

More Frequent Tropical Storms

Rising Sea Levels and Increased Incidence of Storm Surge

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture and Food Security

Fisheries & Food Security


Human Health

Water Resources

Country Climate Context

Population (2023)

16.9 million

GAIN Vulnerability


GHG Emissions Growth


% Forested Area


Funding & Key indicators

USAID Climate Change Funding (2023)


$10.4 Million


$5 Million

Sustainable Landscapes

$5.4 Million

Investment Mobilized for Climate Change Adaptation (USD) (2022)


Hectares Under Improved Management Expected to Reduce GHG Emissions (2022)


Investment Mobilized for Sustainable Landscapes (USD) (2022)


Reduced or Sequestered GHG Emissions through Sustainable Landscapes Activities (metric tons) (2022)


Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Cambodia

Cambodia Photo Gallery


Quick Planning Guide on Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Cambodia

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