Capturing Chainsaws, Capturing Carbon at Keo Seima Climate Project
On patrol in Keo Seima, community members clash over deforestation and chainsaws. At the front line of a multibillion-dollar global climate-change program, Mondulkiri’s volunteer patrollers say they feel powerless as their reports of logging are ignored.
Cambodia Cops Out of 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.
Environment Minister Skirts Net-Zero Pledge at COP26, Rehashes Old Target
Say Samal made no commitments to achieve net-zero emissions at the Wednesday session of the COP26 Climate Conference.
Redd It and Forget It: What Does This Conservation Project Really Mean?
Cambodia aspires to reduce 42 percent of its expected 2030 emissions not through stopping coal-powered energy but with trees. More specifically, the country will offset a majority of the total emissions it releases through Redd+.
Cambodia Removes Quarantine for Vaccinated Travelers
Prime Minister Hun Sen dropped quarantine requirements and overnight PCR tests upon arrival for all vaccinated travelers from Monday, going beyond Thailand’s reopening to dozens of countries early this month.
Mother Nature Activists, Rong Chhun Among 18 Released in Flurry of Verdicts, Reunions
Two Khmer Thavrak, CNRP Activists Released, More Expected Soon
Khmer Thavrak activist Hun Vannak and CNRP activist Pen Chan Sangkream were released from Prey Sar Prison, and Khmer Thavrak’s Chhoeun Daravy is also expected to be released today.
Opposition Activist’s Teenage Son Released From Prison
The boy, released to a throng of journalists and supporters outside Correctional Center 2 on Wednesday morning, knelt down in front of his mother to pay respects before hugging each other and receiving a bouquet of flowers.
Activist Muong Sopheak Vows to Continue Work After Release From Prison
The activist was arrested during protests in 2020 against the arrest of unionist Rong Chhun, who was arrested for claiming Cambodia was ceding territory to Vietnam.
US Ratchets Up Sanctions Pressure on Cambodia
Overnight, the U.S. sanctioned two more Cambodian military figures, announced a review of Cambodia’s trade benefits, and warned U.S. businesses of exposure to rights-abusing, criminal and corrupt Cambodian entities, as the country had made “no meaningful changes” to repeatedly raised concerns.
Despite Complaints of US ‘Smear Campaign,’ Observers See a Softening
Over the past week, increasing pressure on Cambodia coincided with the suddenly approved release of at least a dozen political prisoners.
Poipet Health Workers Allege Covid-19 Funds Embezzled
Poipet health workers are accusing the director of a referral hospital of siphoning money meant for Covid-19 salaries by falsely listing employees as working on Covid-19 treatment.
Video: Residents React to CNRP Dissolution’s Fourth Anniversary
Court to Put CNRP Headquarters on Sale
Citing around $2 million in unpaid penalties, the courts announced that the outlawed CNRP’s former headquarters would be placed on sale. “The CNRP HQ is the symbol of democracy for the majority of the people of Cambodia,” Mu Sochua responded.
Ratanakiri Environmentalist Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
Two Opposition Activists Extradited From Thailand
Extradited Cambodian Activists Were Protected Refugees in Thailand
As Airport Project Set to Swallow Village, Protesters Petition Hun Sen
Dozens of families in a Kandal village have been marked for eviction to develop Phnom Penh’s new international airport, and have petitioned Prime Minister Hun Sen complaining of the state’s compensation offer.
Fabric-Fueled Kiln’s Emissions Split Kandal Village Residents
Alongside piles of wood are huge bales of multicolored fabric scraps. A long chimney shoots out from the roof of a Kandal brick kiln, and has elicited the ire of some villagers who say it releases noxious smoke.