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  • May 01, 2016
    RECOFTC

    Forests and climate change after Paris: An Asia-Pacific perspective

    The 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Paris, France, 30 November to 11 December 2015. COP 21 and the resulting Paris Agreement have been seen by many as a turning point in international climate negotiations. 

    forests​_and​_climate​_change​_after​_paris​_2016​_05​_en.pdf (4 MB)
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  • May 01, 2016
    IISD

    State of Sustainability Initiatives Review: Standards and the Blue Economy

    The SSI Review: Standards and the Blue Economy takes a deep dive into the market and performance trends of the 9 most prevalent seafood certification schemes operating in the wild catch and aquaculture sectors. The Review provides a reference point for buyers, producers, policy makers and consumers in deciding how best to apply voluntary standards in their own decision-making processes.

    ssi​-blue​-economy​-2016.pdf (20 MB)
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  • May 01, 2016
    IGES

    Strengthening EIA in Asia

    This report was prepared for the Asia EIA Conference 2016 organised on 10 May by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). The conference was held under the theme of enhancing EIA as a sustainable development planning tool in Asia in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and in cooperation with the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

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    Strengthening​_EIA​_in​_Asia​_2016​_IGES.pdf (3 MB)
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  • April 13, 2016
    Asian Development Bank

    ASEAN–ADB Cooperation Toward the ASEAN Community

    For the past 5 decades, ASEAN and ADB have both supported poverty reduction, sustainable development, and regional cooperation and integration in Southeast Asia. This publication provides an overview of cooperation between ADB and ASEAN, and how it has contributed to a more connected, competitive, and integrated region.

    ASEAN–ADB Cooperation Toward The ASEAN Community.pdf (5 MB)
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  • April 05, 2016
    MRC

    MRC: Basin Development Strategy 2016-2020 for the Lower Mekong Basin

    A Dynamic Strategy: responding to change and uncertainty

    The Basin Development Strategy for 2016-2020 (henceforth BDS 2016-2020) replaces the 2011-2015 Strategy. This updating reflects the dynamic challenges encountered in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB).  The Mekong, one of the world’s greatest rivers, is an exceptionally complex system with high intra-annual and inter-annual flow variability caused by the Southwest Monsoon, bringing both great risks and opportunities.  It is also a rapidly changing river because of its contribution to the rapid economic development of the basin countries, but also as a consequence of this development on the river itself, including the impacts of increasing population, urbanisation and industrialisation. Adding to these on-going changes are uncertain futures, particularly as a consequence of climate change.

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    MRC​-BDP​-strategy​-complete​-final​-02.16.pdf (3 MB)
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  • April 01, 2016
    RECOFTC

    Forest landscape restoration for Asia-Pacific forests

    The Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) approach, which is still in its nascent stages of development, is rapidly gaining attention as a more appropriate way to restore both degraded forests as well as the surrounding degraded landscape. The great value of this approach is that it integrates forest restoration actions with the desirable objectives of the landscape, and it is undertaken with the full participation of the people who will have a role in the management of the restored areas over the longer term. So, FLR brings together social, environmental and economic considerations in restoring the forests and lands, converse to just restoring an isolated patch of forest without taking into consideration the people in the area. With people having no stake in the forest, the long-term success of the restoration work is not assured.

    forest​_landscape​_restoration​_for​_asia​-pacific​_forests​_2016​_04​_eng.pdf (3 MB)
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  • March 01, 2016
    IGES

    Grid Emission Factors in Cambodia (2010-2012)

    The IGES Capacity Building for the JCM, in cooperation with the National Council for Sustainable Development, decided to formulate emission factors of electricity systems for baseline in CDM projects as well as support data for the identification of reference scenario in the JCM projects for electricity systems in Cambodia, and to this end the IGES Capacity Building for the JCM held expert consultation meetings with electricity relevant authorities and companies in Cambodia. This report presents a summary of the results of the above activities.

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    GEF​-Cambodia​_2010​-2012.pdf (491 KB)
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  • March 01, 2016
    UNEP

    Natural Capital Assessments at the National and Sub-National level: A Guide for Environmental Practitioners

    Natural capital refers to the stocks of the Earth's natural assets and resources, such as soil,water, air and biodiversity.

    This Guide for Environmental Practitioners from UNEP is a guidance document which's presents eight steps to completing Natural Capital Assessments to inform decision making that supports sustainable economic growth.

    Natural Capital Assessments ​- Guide For Enviro Practictioners ​- UNEP 2016.pdf (3 MB)
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  • January 15, 2016
    Ministry of Environment

    Cambodia Ministry of Environment: Climate Change Action Plan 2016 - 2018

    The CCAP 2016 – 2018, developed under the overall coordination of the Ministry of Environment, countedwith the active participation of all its departments and with the invaluable guidance from National Council forSustainable Development. Their participation made the action plan more strategic, coherent and aligned bothwith the MoE’s programs, plans and policies, and with national development goals. The suggestions andcomments received from peer reviews and from numerous stakeholders provided further strategic inputs fordevelopment of the CCAP 2016 – 2018. A wide range of technical support was provided by several national andinternational climate change experts to the development of the CCAP.

    climate change action plan for moe 2016​-2018​-en​-final​-new.pdf (2 MB)
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  • January 15, 2016
    UNEP

    Large Marine Ecosystems: Status and Trends: Summary for policy makers (Volume 4)

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