UNDP Teams With GEF to Help Save Cambodia’s Forests

The United Nations Development Program and Global Environment Facility are jointly working in a $3.8 million initiative to preserve Cambodia’s forests.

The project targets the Cambodian provinces of Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang, which host forests with globally significant biodiversity and serve as major carbon reserves, UNDP said in May 30 news release.

The project involves engaging rural communities in nature conservation and creating markets for sustainable bioenergy technologies.

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