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)

Implementation Partner

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Global Environmental Institute (GEI)

BORDA

H&M

Coca Cola

People in Need

Planete, Enfants & Developpement

 

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Economy and Finance (MoEF)

National Council for Sustainable Development

Ministry of Interior

Ministry of Public Works and Transport

Ministry of Industries and Handicraft

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 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 […]

News • December 4, 2019

High-Level Meeting on Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) Investment in Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia-November 27, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Cambodia, together with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), hosted a high-level meeting on the project “Refuse Derived Fuel Investment”. During the event, GGGI introduced the project and presented the findings of the pre-feasibility study in […]

News • November 25, 2019

GGGI Partners with H&M in Cambodia to Promote Sustainable Garment Manufacturing

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, November 21, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Cambodia Team signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Cambodia Textile Sector Energy Efficiency Project Development” with apparel retail giant, PULS Trading Far East Limited (H&M), to promote energy efficient production processes among H&M’s Cambodian suppliers. The agreement was signed by GGGI […]

News • November 7, 2019

De-risking Energy Efficiency Investment in Cambodia through the ESCO Approach

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – November 5, 2019, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, co-hosted the “De-risking Energy Efficiency Investments: the ESCO Approach” workshop in Phnom Penh. The workshop is one of the many events taking places around the city as part of Clean Energy Week 2019, […]

News • October 10, 2019

The NCSD and GGGI promote electric motorbikes in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – September 2019 – The National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) recently obtained funding for a “Readiness and Preparatory Support Project” from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) aiming to promote green mobility through electric vehicles. The project will be executed with the support of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as a […]

News • September 9, 2019

“Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development” GGGI’s Greenpreneurs program in discussion with Dr. Linda J. Cox

September 4, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The Global Green Growth Institute Cambodia, in collaboration with the U.S Embassy in Phnom Penh and Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI), organized a knowledge sharing session on “Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development” with Dr. Linda J. Cox, Community Economic Development Specialist from the University of Hawaii. Under GGGI Cambodia’s “Greenpreneur” […]

News • June 28, 2019

Cambodia Launches Sustainable City Plan for Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, Cambodia June 27th, 2019 –The Phnom Penh Capital Administration, in close collaboration with the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), launched the Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 at a major event attended by more than 150 policymakers, government officials, embassies, development partners, non-governmental organizations and […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • April 29, 2019

UNIDO and GGGI Collaborate to Improve Waste Recycling in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, April 29, 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a technical cooperation agreement to jointly improve waste recycling in Battambang. Under the agreement, the two organizations will join forces to reduce the open burning activities and develop waste recycling in Battambang. The partners […]

News • January 10, 2019

Cambodia adopts wastewater system guideline developed with GGGI and GIZ

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 10 January 2019. A “Guideline on Wastewater System Operation and Maintenance” was formally launched before more than 300 civil servants participating in the annual conference of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). The guideline, jointly developed by GGGI, GIZ and MPWT, offers detailed technical information on topics such as […]

News • August 17, 2018

[Khmer Times] A helping hand in GREEN GROWTH

To help the Cambodian government create more environmentally sustainable policies and acts that wouldn’t hinder the economic progress of the country, the Global Green Growth Institute has established a solid presence in the Kingdom. GGGI, as it is known, is an international inter-governmental organisation based in Seoul, Republic of Korea. It counts 28 members from […]

News • August 16, 2018

Cambodia-Indonesia Green City Knowledge Sharing in Surabaya, 14-15 August 2018

GGGI Indonesia and Cambodia Country Offices collaborated in organizing a Knowledge Sharing activity between the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and Surabaya City Government on 14 and 15 August 2018. The activity centered on learning about Surabaya City’s experience in implementing green urban projects. On the first day, Tri Rismaharini, the Mayor of Surabaya, welcomed […]

News • August 9, 2018

China’s Global Environmental Institute and GGGI partner on low carbon development in Cambodia

The Beijing based Global Environmental Institute (GEI) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in July to jointly promote low carbon-development and renewable energy in Cambodia. GEI and GGGI will work together to provide a series of trainings on renewable energy and low carbon energy technologies to policy […]

News • January 9, 2018

Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia

On January 09, Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), the Ministry of Planning (MOP) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) co-organized a workshop “Greening the Industrial Sector: Scenario Formulation Workshop” in Phnom Penh. The workshop, attended by over 40 participants from line Ministries, civil society […]

Projects

Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Cambodia(KH05) Green growth governance – Solid waste
Start Date Q1 20190101
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 129,490
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Cambodia(KH07) Green growth governance – Waste water and sanitation
Start Date Q1 20190401
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 89,295
Status Complete
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Cambodia (KH09) Green growth government – Waste to Energy in Phnom Penh
Start Date Q3 20190603
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 118,284
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Cambodia (KH10) Green growth governance – Facilitating ESCO investments in Cambodian SMEs
Start Date Q3 20190630
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 44,200
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Cambodia (KH11) Green growth governance – Business Case and Policy Assessment for Electric Mobility
Start Date Q3 20190919
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 8,940
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Cambodia (KH12) Green growth governance – Green City Capacity Development
Start Date Q3 20190601
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 86,668
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View
Project
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 Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Cambodia Green Urban Development Program
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,637,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
View

Reports

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

Scaling Up Waste Recycling in Battambang City Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Scaling Up Waste Recycling in Battambang City

Cambodia  • Green Cities

Scaling up waste recycling in Battambang City (Khmer) Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Scaling up waste recycling in Battambang City (Khmer)

Cambodia  • Green Cities

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 (Khmer version) Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 (Khmer version)

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030 Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018-2030

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Wastewater System Operation and Maintenance Guideline Cambodia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Wastewater System Operation and Maintenance Guideline

Cambodia  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth Potential Assessment – Cambodia Report Cambodia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment – Cambodia Report

Cambodia  • Cross Cutting

The Economic, Social and Enviromental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
The Economic, Social and Enviromental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia

Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Brochure: Green Investment Delivers Growth in Cambodia Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Brochure: Green Investment Delivers Growth in Cambodia

Cambodia  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Cambodia Green Growth Potential Assessment Cambodia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Cambodia Green Growth Potential Assessment

Cambodia  • Cross Cutting

Cambodia Green Growth Potential Assessment – Summary Report Cambodia  • Cross Cutting
Report
Cambodia Green Growth Potential Assessment – Summary Report

Cambodia  • Cross Cutting

GGGI Cambodia Brochure Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
GGGI Cambodia Brochure

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

Cambodian Green City Strategic Planning Methodology Cambodia  • Green Cities
Report
Cambodian Green City Strategic Planning Methodology

Cambodia  • Green Cities

Cambodia: Country Planning Framework 2016-2020 Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting
Report
Cambodia: Country Planning Framework 2016-2020

Cambodia  • Green Cities  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Karolien Casaer-Diez

Country Representative, Cambodia

Chantharo Khan

Officer- Cambodia program