Under the Country Planning Framework for 2016 to 2020, the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Global Green Growth Institute have prioritized cooperation toward the following three outcomes:
Outcome 1: Green growth is integrated into Cambodia’s urban development
Green cities development will increase the economic competitiveness of Cambodia’s cities. This will be achieved by capitalizing on its urbanization rate, by creating jobs and enabling industrial development, and by improving urban welfare, social inclusion and reducing urban poverty. The green city development model being deployed in the capital and in Cambodia’s secondary cities aims to decouple urban economic growth from environmental impacts, including carbon emissions and air pollution, while also increasing urban resilience for all citizens to natural, climatic and other risks.
Outcome 2: Green growth is mainstreamed into Cambodia’s national planning documents and domestic financing arrangements
Cambodia’s national planning documents—the Rectangular Strategy and National Strategic Development Plan—will be renewed for the period beyond 2018, and Cambodia is seeking to integrate green growth as a cornerstone policy within the revised plans. Furthermore, Cambodia is seeking to increase green investment flows, by expanding its domestic financing vehicles to leverage both public and private investment in green growth.
Outcome 3: Energy consumption and production practices become more sustainable
Cambodia’s industrial growth continues to accelerate over the coming decade, alongside its improved access to electricity in both rural and urban areas. As a result, Cambodia is seeking to transition toward leaner energy sources and improved energy technologies; in particular, through renewable energy investment and energy efficiency savings in both industry and households.