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
Contact
Karolien Casaer-Diez

Country Representative, Cambodia

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Australia (AVI program)

Korea (KOICA’s KMCO program)

Implementation Partner

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Global Environmental Institute (GEI)

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Planning (MoP)

Ministry of Economy and Finance (MoEF)

Supreme National Economic Council (SNEC)

National Council for Sustainable Development

Ministry of Interior

Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction

Ministry of Public Works and Transport

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 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 […]

News • April 28, 2017

Forum: Green Business Catching On in Cambodia

By Hang Sokunthea, April 28, 2017 Promising energy cost savings and more traction in overseas markets, the concept of “green business” in Cambodia has seen increasing popularity, particularly in the construction sector, attendees at an annual forum said on Thursday. “If you put in place a green-building design for a condominium in Phnom Penh that’s […]

News • December 1, 2016

GGGI gives pointers to government in solving problems hindering city sustainability

By Lauren Barrett With Phnom Penh urbanising at a rapid rate, there is a growing need for investment in the city’s public spaces, waste management and energy efficiency network capabilities. As Global Green Growth Institute’s (GGGI) country representative in Cambodia Fiona Lord tells Post Property, the groundwork is already being laid for Phnom Penh’s shift […]

News • July 28, 2016

Cambodia and GGGI extend green growth partnership for next 5 years

PHNOM PENH – July 28, 2016 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) renewed their partnership today by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration from 2016-2020. Today’s milestone also included the launch of GGGI’s Cambodia Country Planning Framework 2016-2020. The launch […]

News • March 19, 2013

Cambodia adopts green growth model

Domestic interest in green growth may be shrinking under the new administration, but efforts by the previous president to export Korea’s eco-friendly development model globally is gaining momentum. One of the most significant achievements of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) since it became an international organization last October was made in Cambodia Tuesday. GGGI […]

Projects

Project
Green Growth Policy Alignment and Investment Prioritization Within Cambodia’s National Development Plan in the period 2019-2023
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 485 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Cambodia Green Urban Development Program
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 637 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Reports

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

Water and Sanitation  • 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