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Cambodia

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    Under the Poznan Strategic Program on technology transfer, with the financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) has been working to promote investment in technology transfer and climate technology development in Cambodia and Thailand as they move towards low-carbon development.

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    With one more year before the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the 2014 Global Hunger Index report offers a multifaceted overview of global hunger that brings new insights to the global debate on where to focus efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The state of hunger in developing countries as a group has improved since 1990, falling by 39 percent, according to the 2014 GHI.

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    The 193 individual country profiles capture the status and progress of all UN Member States, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to intervention coverage, food supply, economics, and demography. This tool is particularly useful for nutrition champions at the country-level, as it presents a wide range of evidence needed to assess country progress in improving nutrition and nutrition-related outcomes.

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    Women and men, owning to their gendered responsibilities, possess unique knowledge sets about forest resources. This knowledge can be applied to achieving successful sustainable forest management. Accrediting this unique knowledge provides both legitimate recognition of their engagement in decision-making processes and equitable share of benefits.

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    In the past three years, tropical forested countries across the world have taken important institutional, policy, legal and piloting steps to become ready for REDD+. Capacity building is a key component of this REDD+ readiness process, which is backed by investments from a large number of organisations, government agencies, communities and individuals. This country report provides a regional assessment of organisations providing REDD+ capacity building in Cambodia.

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    The key message of this report is as follows: Cambodia is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change on fisheries, which supply livelihoods for millions and up to 80 per cent of all animal protein in the diet. Changes in fishery production are likely to have the greatest impact on the people most dependent on fisheries, whose poverty, marginalization and lack of livelihood alternatives leave them ill-equipped to cope.

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    According to this website, climate change is a fundamental challenge for developing countries. It has the potential to impede development and reverse progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Australia is providing support to developing countries to adapt to climate change, reduce their carbon emissions and pursue cleaner development. A recent example of a notable funding relates to promote climate-resilient water management and agricultural practices in rural Cambodia.

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    The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) was presented during the workshop on "Integrating climate change in an environmental impact assessment (EIA)" in Vietnam. The workshop was attended by the participants from the five Lower Mekong Countries (Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam).

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    This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarising both findings from the WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outcomes of interest to the US Government’s Feed the Future initiative. These poverty, health, and nutrition outcomes include both factors that might affect empowerment and outcomes that might result from empowerment.