Climate change to hit rural poor

[Phnom Penh Post, 31/8-2011] CLIMATE change posed a major threat to Cambodia because of its extreme poverty and predominantly rural population, development experts told a conference yesterday.

“This is an agrarian economy that depends very much on weather.  And we are among the poorest countries in the world,” Dr Tin Ponlok, deputy director general of the Ministry of Environment’s Climate Change Department said at the launch of the United Nations Development Programme’s 2011 Cambodian Human Development Report.

Read the full article here >>

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s