Cambodia Climate Change Alliance

At a glance

2009-01-12 to 2014-01-06
Completed programmes
Min. of Environment - Climate Change Department, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Total budget
2,21 M€
GCCA priority area(s)
GCCA's action programme
Geographical scope
Initial GCCA/GCCA+ contribution
2,210,000.00 €

Overall objective

The programme aims to strengthen the capacity of the National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) to fulfil its mandate to address climate change, and to enable line ministries and civil society organisations to implement priority climate change actions.

The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) set up with GCCA support constitutes a unified engagement point for development partners, and a multi-donor financial facility to provide resources for climate change capacity building at national and local government level. It also offers a mechanism for knowledge sharing and learning about climate change which extends beyond the government to civil society and the broader community.


Result 1: A clear governance and accountability framework is functional for the climate change response at
national and sub-national levels

Result 2: Domestic and external finance effectively oriented in support of climate resilient, and low carbon

Result 3: Human and technological capacities to support climate change response are strengthened


Result 1 :

- Mainstream climate change issues into related core legislation;
- Define the appropriate levels of intervention for various types of climate change activities under
decentralization & deconcentration framework;
- Develop systems and guidelines to ensure climate change mainstreaming in planning & budgeting
- Consolidate piloted tools for initiation of an official dialogue with particular ministries/agencies to
include successful practices in standard procedures;
- Establish M&E systems at national, sector and sub-national levels.


Result 2 : 

- Establish partnership and donor coordination mechanisms on climate change;
- Embed climate change financial expertise at national level, notably within the GSSD/NCSD,
through designation of a focal point for institutions, civil society, and the private sector;
- Support to the accreditation process of a National Implementing Entity for the Adaptation Fund
and the Green Climate Fund;
- Establish and maintain a dialogue on potential measures and incentives to create a favorable
environment for private sector investment;
- Support improved tagging of climate change expenditure in the ODA database and sub-national
budgets, and regular monitoring reports on climate expenditure.


Result 3 : 

- Establish standards for climate change education and awareness;
- Establish quality assurance mechanism for climate change related information products;
- Provide grants to test innovative technologies and approaches in the Cambodian context;
- Strategically support the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports and selected universities to help
put in place sustainable structures to develop human capital;
- Finalize & implement Knowledge Management Information System.

“Cambodia must prepare itself to exist under climate change scenario. This requires us to formulate new policy and adjust our strategy and practices in all socio-economic aspects to ensure sustainable development in the climate change context.”

H.E. Dr Mok Mareth, Senior Minister and Minister of Environment, at the opening session of Cambodia’s Second National Forum on Climate Change, 3 October 2011.

“… Climate change is becoming a constant threat, as drought and flooding have become more severe and frequent... Cambodia had successfully launched the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance to strengthen national institutions.”

H.E. Hor Namhong, Deputy Prime Minister, at the 66th Session of the General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly, 26 September 2011.

“Media play a crucial role in helping people to effectively respond to climate change by disseminating timely and accurate information.”

H.E Dr. Mok Mareth, Senior Minister, Minister of Environment on 7th March 2013, in the opening ceremony of the Media Training on Climate Change