CCTWG Hold First Meeting with Development Partners

Cambodia Climate Change Technical Working Group (CCTWG) held here yesterday the first meeting with development partners, according to the CCTWG's news release.

In the meeting, it pointed out, all participants from different relevant government's institutions and development partners discussed the establishment of ongoing policy dialogue and coordination between Government and its climate change partners, and to address some of the most pressing coordination issues.

The CCTWG is composed of 19 ministries/agencies, Development Partners, NGOs, Private Sector, and Academia. Now, there are in total 49 institutions.

This meeting is organised by Department of Climate Change, General Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) with support from Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) under the presidency of H.E. Tin Ponlok, Secretary General of the NCSD.

Climate change is a cross-cutting issue, not a sector in itself. It would not make sense for Cambodia to develop isolated climate change programmes and manage them with a silo approach. The only way to achieve results is if climate change is integrated in the way business is done in the respective sectors, said H.E. Tin Ponlok.

There are a lot of rooms for improvement in ensuring that climate finance is better aligned with national priorities and better coordinated among partners to avoid duplication, he underlined, adding that the development of pipeline projects for the Green Climate Fund is a good example of the need for better coordination among partners.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press