Cambodia Earns US$11.6 Million from Carbon Credit Sale

AKP Phnom Penh, February 06, 2020 —

Cambodia has earned approximately US$11.6 million from carbon credit sale of its protected forest areas in the provinces of Koh Kong and Mondulkiri.

The update was shared on Tuesday by H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment during a meeting with natural resource conservation officials of the south Cardamon Mountains (Kravanh Mountains) National Park in Koh Kong province.

H.E. Say Samal underlined that the sale of carbon credit in those protected forest areas at the south Cardamom Mountain National Park, Tatai and Keo Seyma Wildlife Sanctuaries is made under voluntary framework.

The collected fund, continued the minister, contributes crucially to supporting Cambodia’s natural resource preservation and protection, as well as to improvement of living conditions of the local communities.

The Royal Government of Cambodia is working hard in preserving and developing protected forest areas in order to balance ecological system, enhance good environment and reduce climate change, pointed out H.E. Say Samal.

He also thanked and spoke highly of the conservation officials for their efforts in preserving protected forest areas well.

Article in Khmer by Rithy
Article in English by Lim Nary