Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in Cambodia is to support green city planning by raising awareness of green growth concepts and instruments as well as to assist in the development of bankable green city projects that result in climate change resilience and improved livelihoods for Cambodia’s urban poor.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress

Themes

Contact
Karolien Casaer-Diez

Country Representative, Cambodia

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding
Australia (AVI program)
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
The World Bank
The European Union (EU)

Implementation Partner

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Global Environmental Institute (GEI)
BORDA
H&M
Coca Cola
People in Need
Planete, Enfants & Developpement
Geres
Garment Manufacturing Association in Cambodia (GMAC)

 

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)
National Council for Sustainable Development
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation
Municipalities of Phnom Penh, Kep, Sihanoukville, Suong, Bavet, Battambang, Siem Reap and Kampong Cham

Context

Cambodia’s impressive economic growth over the past decade has resulted in significant population growth, particularly in urban centers. Enhancing major cities’ infrastructure is one of the top priorities for the RGC as indicated in its Rectangular Strategy and National Strategic Development Plan 2014-2018. Cambodia’s urban population accounts for around 21% of the total population of 15 million – compared to 16% in 1990.  The urban sector accounts for around half of Cambodia’s GNI, and urban development is contributing to job creation and poverty reduction.

Since 2015, GGGI’s work in Cambodia is centered around the Green Urban Development Program, which responds to the emerging urbanization challenge. The objective of the program is to support green city planning by diffusing green growth concept and instruments as well as to assist in the development of bankable green city projects that result in climate change resilience and improved livelihoods for Cambodia’s urban poor.

News

News • September 21, 2022

Blueprint for Cambodia’s strategic Article 6 engagement achieved

Siem Reap, 15-16 September 2022, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Department of Climate Change of Ministry of Environment Cambodia led an inter-ministerial workshop attended by the National Sub-Working Group for Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The workshop  presented strategic decision options that could be applied in Cambodia to set the parameters for authorizing mitigation activities […]

News • September 7, 2022

GGGI, MoE and MISTI join force to promote sustainability and energy efficiency in the garment sector in Cambodia

Phnom Penh 7 September 2022, GGGI, Ministry of Environment together with the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Science and Innovation join force to promote sustainability and energy efficiency in the garment sector in Cambodia. The combined effort was formalized on September 6, 2022 in Kep Province and was witnessed by representatives from line ministries, development partners […]

News • July 5, 2022

Knowledge sharing and training for the municipalities of Kep and Battambang

On 13-15 June 2022, GGGI organized 3-days of knowledge sharing and training for the municipalities of Kep and Battambang, which took place at the Kep municipal hall, Cambodia. GGGI has been supporting Cambodian secondary cities to improve waste management and sanitation practices since 2018. GGGI has been working with the municipality of Kep for the […]

News • June 30, 2022

Green growth cooperation in Cambodia deepened

Phnom Penh, 28 June 2022, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Ministry of Environment of Cambodia penned a Memorandum of Understanding on continuous green growth cooperation in Cambodia. The MoU was inked by H.E. Vann Monyneath, Director General, General Directorate of Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Environment and Ms. Karolien Casaer-Diez, GGGI Country Representative for […]

News • May 28, 2022

GGGI, GIZ, Geres and GMAC commit to cooperate in improving environmental performance in the textile and garment sector in Cambodia

On May 26, 2022, at GMAC, representatives of GGGI, GIZ (FABRIC), Geres and GMAC agreed on an Memorandum of Understanding for a partnership to improve environmental performance in the textile and garment sector in Cambodia. The signing ceremony saw the participation of Marc Beckmann, Program Director of GIZ FABRIC, Karolien Casaer-Diez, GGGI Country Representative in […]

News • March 31, 2022

Cambodia steps up Article 6 preparation

On March 25, 2022, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), together with the Ministry of Environment held an inter-ministerial workshop introducing key decisions to be taken as part of Cambodia’s preparations for carbon trading under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Cambodia recognizes climate change as a major challenge in its development journey and is […]

News • February 24, 2022

Sustainable Affordable Housing in Phnom Penh

By 2030, an estimated 3 billion people worldwide will need new adequate housing and basic infrastructure, according to the World Bank. Cambodia is no stranger to this challenge. Its capital city, Phnom Penh, is growing exponentially. Phnom Penh is now home to 2.2 million people, and the number will only keep increasing. Currently most housing […]

News • August 2, 2021

GGGI Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cambodia Green Building Council

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 30 July 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the newly established Cambodian Green Building Council (CamGBC) spelling out plans for cooperation between the two organizations to promote green building. A ‘green building’ is defined by CamGBC as a building that is environmentally responsible and […]

News • June 16, 2021

GGGI Cambodia release their Country Planning Framework 2021-2025

10th June, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The Global Green Growth Institute and the Royal Government of Cambodia have signed the GGGI Country Planning Framework (CPF) 2021-2025. The CPF is a five-year strategy that identifies the key green growth challenges facing Cambodia and determines priority interventions where GGGI can make significant environmental, social, and economic impacts. […]

News • March 5, 2021

GGGI Promote Sustainable E-Mobility in Cambodia through an Exciting One Month Campaign

Throughout February, GGGI Cambodia delivered Cambodia’s first Sustainable E-mobility Campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). From online guest lectures at universities and pop-up events to a social media campaign and photo competition, the campaign has been a lesson in awareness-raising in the age of Covid19 restrictions. The campaign was able […]

News • January 18, 2021

GGGI discuss RE100 climate targets in the Cambodian garment industry with H&M and Adidas

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, JANUARY 14, 2021 – Ms. Karolien Caser-Diez, GGGI Cambodia’s Country Representative, took part in a European Chamber of Commerce Cambodia Breakfast Talk on “How can European Brands Meet Other Global Climate Goals in Cambodia?”. The event brought together development partners working in the field of sustainable energy alongside representatives from Adidas and the H&M Group, a member of RE100.  Representing Switch Garment, an […]

News • December 3, 2020

Decentralization to tackle urban waste: the case of Battambang

Battambang, like many other cities in Cambodia, faces numerous waste management challenges. Uncontrolled disposal, a lack of waste separation, and recycling all pose public health and environmental issues for the city. Issued in 2015, Sub-Decree 113 on the Management of Urban Garbage and Solid Waste aims to decentralize waste management and establish roles and responsibilities […]

News • September 25, 2020

Kick-off event launches the EU-funded project “Switch Garment: Promotion of Sustainable Energy Practices in the Garment Sector in Cambodia”

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia; September 11, 2020 – Today, a kick-off event was held for the launch of the EU-funded project “Promotion of Sustainable Energy Practices in the Garment Sector in Cambodia”, or Switch Garment, at the headquarters of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC). The project, which is funded by the EU SWITCH-Asia Grants […]

News • August 5, 2020

GGGI President and Chair, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Meets with Cambodian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, H.E Long Dimanche

SEOUL, Republic of Korea, July 30, 2020 – The Cambodian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, H.E Long Dimanche, officially held a meeting with the President and Chair of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Mr. Ban Ki-moon, to present a letter from the Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Hun Sen, regarding integrating green growth into […]

News • June 17, 2020

Greenpreneurs’ take on Battambang’s waste

Greenpreneurs is a global business accelerating program run by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Student Energy, and Youth Climate Lab. The program supports entrepreneurs and start-up businesses to develop their green growth ideas into viable business plans. In Cambodia, GGGI has extended the program to waste recycling businesses and green service providers in Battambang […]

News • June 12, 2020

EU Funds Two New Projects to Boost a Green Economic Recovery

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: As Cambodia continues to harness clean energy potential around the country, the European Union has signed two project agreements worth EUR 5.3 Million to promote sustainable consumption and production of energy sources and to put local SMEs on a track of a green recovery in Cambodia. Funded by the European Union, the […]

News • March 2, 2020

GGGI Supported a Study Tour to the UK on Solid Waste Management

LONDON, The United Kingdom, February 17, 2020 – The GGGI Cambodia team and the Waste & Resources Action Program (WRAP), supported the British Embassy in Phnom Penh, organized a study trip to the United Kingdom (UK) to learn about the UK’s waste management systems and technologies. Entrants in the study trip included eight Cambodian provincial […]

News • December 9, 2019

The GGGI Cambodia team and Coca Cola Cambodia Join Hands to Scale Up Plastic Recycling in Battambang City

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, December 9, 2019 – Ms. Karolien Casaer-Diez, GGGI Cambodia’s Country Representative and Mr. Sophea Ros, country legal and PAC director of Cambodia Beverage Company Ltd Coca Cola, signed an agreement on increasing plastic recycling in Battambang city. GGGI worked with the municipality of Battambang and the National Council for Sustainable Development in […]

News • December 5, 2019

GGGI and the Beijing Based Global Environmental Institute Run Sustainable City Training Program in Kampong Cham

 Kampong Cham, Cambodia, December 3-5, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Cambodia team, together with the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) and the Beijing based Global Environmental Institute (GEI), organized a training workshop on sustainable city development. Thirty government officials from the newly established government working group on sustainable cities participated in […]

Projects

KH22
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH22 Generating Revenue for Financially Sustainable Sanitation and Waste Management in Kep
Start Date Q4 20201001
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 155,887
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Waste
View
KH16
Countries
KH16 Greening Mobility – Phase II
Start Date Q4 20201001
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 112,265
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Transport
View
KH08
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH08 Switch Garment: Promotion of Sustainable Energy Practices in the Garment Sector in Cambodia
Start Date Q2 20200513
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 2,193,110
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
KH05
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH05 Solid Waste Management
Start Date Q1 20190101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 129,490
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Countries
KH07 Green growth governance – Waste water and sanitation
Start Date Q1 20190401
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 89,295
Status Complete
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH09 Waste to Energy in Phnom Penh
Start Date Q3 20190603
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 359,890
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
KH11
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH11 Promoting Green Mobility through Electric Motorcycles in Cambodia
Start Date Q3 20190919
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 8,940
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH12 Green City Capacity Development
Start Date Q3 20190601
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 86,668
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Green Growth Policy Alignment and Investment Prioritization Within Cambodia’s National Development Plan in the period 2019-2023
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,485,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Thematic Areas
Countries
Cambodia Green Urban Development Program
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,637,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View

Reports

Sustainable City Strategic Plan 2020-2030 for Seven Secondary Cities (EN) Cambodia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Sustainable City Strategic Plan 2020-2030 for Seven Secondary Cities (EN)

Cambodia  • Cross Cutting

Sustainable City Strategic Plan 2020-2030 for Seven Secondary Cities (KH) sustainable cities  • #Cambodia  • Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Sustainable City Strategic Plan 2020-2030 for Seven Secondary Cities (KH)

sustainable cities  • #Cambodia  • Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting  • Green Growth  • green growth

Facts, Figures & Recommendations: Approaches to Affordable, Sustainable Housing in Phnom Penh (paper 5/5) #affordablehousing  • Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Facts, Figures & Recommendations: Approaches to Affordable, Sustainable Housing in Phnom Penh (paper 5/5)

#affordablehousing  • Cambodia  • Green Cities

Affordable Housing Is Key to Sustainable Urbanization (paper 4/5) #affordablehousing  • Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Affordable Housing Is Key to Sustainable Urbanization (paper 4/5)

#affordablehousing  • Cambodia  • Green Cities

Affordable Housing & Financial Inclusion (paper 3/5) #affordablehousing  • Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Affordable Housing & Financial Inclusion (paper 3/5)

#affordablehousing  • Cambodia  • Green Cities

Placing Sustainability at The Core of Affordable Housing (paper 2/5) #affordablehousing  • Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Placing Sustainability at The Core of Affordable Housing (paper 2/5)

#affordablehousing  • Cambodia  • Green Cities

What is Affordable Housing? (paper 1/5) #affordablehousing  • Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
What is Affordable Housing? (paper 1/5)

#affordablehousing  • Cambodia  • Green Cities

Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017) Paraguay  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates
Report
Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017)

Paraguay  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Papua New Guinea  • Mozambique  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies Technical Report  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • forestry investments  • Caribbean
Report
Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies

Technical Report  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • forestry investments  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Green Recovery  • Saint Lucia  • Cambodia  • Climate action  • Rwanda  • Guyana  • Colombia  • Senegal  • Costa Rica  • Viet Nam  • Hungary  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • #greengrowth  • Uganda  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu  • Green Jobs  • Green recovery  • green growth  • green jobs  • renewable energy  • sustainable development

Special Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results (2021) Rwanda  • Senegal  • Cambodia  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia
Report
Special Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results (2021)

Rwanda  • Senegal  • Cambodia  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Uganda  • Ethiopia  • Green Cities  • Peru  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance

Green Growth Potential Assessment Cambodia Country Report (Khmer) Cambodia  • Cross Cutting  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment Cambodia Country Report (Khmer)

Cambodia  • Cross Cutting  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth

The Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia (Khmer) Cambodia  • Green Buildings and Industry
Report
The Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia (Khmer)

Cambodia  • Green Buildings and Industry

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • India  • Rwanda
Report
Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Mozambique  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Hungary  • Fiji  • Philippines  • Qatar  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • Coastal Resilience

GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Colombia
Report
GGGI Support on NDC Enhancement, Long-term Low Emission and Resilient Development Strategies, and Green Recovery

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Pacific  • LT-LEDS  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Climate action  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Hungary  • Cambodia  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Climate resilience  • Burkina Faso  • Uganda  • #greengrowth  • México  • Cross Cutting  • NDC  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • climate finance  • Climate Change  • LEDS  • Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)  • Paris Agreement

Promoting Green Mobility Through Electric Motorcycles in Cambodia Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Promoting Green Mobility Through Electric Motorcycles in Cambodia

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Cambodia: Country Planning Framework 2021-2025 Cambodia
Report
Cambodia: Country Planning Framework 2021-2025

Cambodia

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Mongolia  • Cambodia  • Mozambique  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Nepal  • Guyana  • Costa Rica  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Hungary  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Myanmar  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Cambodia
Report
The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Cambodia  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Papua New Guinea  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Peru  • Ethiopia  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Qatar  • Myanmar  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR
Report
Green Growth in Action: Attaining Green Cities

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Viet Nam  • Ethiopia  • Green Cities  • México

Large-scale Management of Unsegregated Municipal Solid Waste in Phnom Penh: A Cost Comparison of Three Options Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Large-scale Management of Unsegregated Municipal Solid Waste in Phnom Penh: A Cost Comparison of Three Options

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Karolien Casaer-Diez

Country Representative, Cambodia

Putheary Kuy

Associate - Administration (Cambodia)

Chantharo Khan

Officer- Cambodia program