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Barren patches of land pepper O'Reang district's landscape as a result of deforestation. (Heng Vichet/VOD)

Cambodia Cops Out of COP26 Forest Protection Pledge

Cambodia was among a minority of countries who did not sign a pledge to conserve and expand its forested ecosystems at COP26 last week despite forest loss being the country’s highest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Cambodia Pledges Forest Protection, Coal Reduction at Open of COP26

The conference generally pitches wealthy, high-emitting and highly-industrialized nations against low-emitting and less-industrial countries, especially those in the Pacific Islands that first feel the strain of rising water levels and temperatures. 

A fisherman sells an off-seasonal catch at the Stung Treng city fish market on August 15, 2020. (Enric Català/VOD)

Frightened by River Changes, Villagers Blame Laos Dam, Seek Answers

In Stung Treng, villagers are experiencing unexpected changes to their environment: disappearing fish, dying forests, eroding islands. As they grapple with changing natural cycles, they project their fears onto the giant Don Sahong dam that looms upstream.

Opinion: Climate Change Is the Story of Our Time

To open a week of global news coverage concentrated on climate change, this message to journalists warrants repeating. Reporters covering the climate crisis must be more than stenographers of tragedy, writes Kyle Pope.