Climate change adaptation planning in Cambodia and potential for improvements.

  • Dany Va

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This research explores how Cambodia may develop climate-informed development planning given the limited availability of local climate-related scientific information and scientific entities. It also examines the underlying barriers and challenges to such planning for Cambodian ministries and institutions. This study focuses mainly on the water resources and agriculture sectors, as sectors in Cambodia that are highly vulnerable to climate change. This research concludes that although institutional capacity, including scientific capacity, is very weak in least developed countries like Cambodia, climate-informed development planning still can be undertaken, at least for addressing present climate vulnerabilities. An integration of climate change concerns into either national or subnational development decision-making and planning processes could be done effectively when appropriate pathways are identified. The study finally proposes a framework for climate-informed development planning for application in Cambodia which may be also applicable in other least developed countries.
Date of Award13 Feb 2016
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorBhishna Bajracharya (Supervisor), Michael Regan (Supervisor) & Pak Sum Low (Supervisor)

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