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.

    Funding and Key Indicators

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    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)


    $7.4 Million


    $3 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $4.4 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)

    16.9 million

    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    Climate Change Information

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