Country

Cambodia

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Cambodia.

Country Context

Cambodia is part of mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam and with a coastal region on the Gulf of Thailand. The Mekong River is the most prominent geographical feature of the country, flowing directly from the north to the Mekong Delta of Vietnam in the south. Cambodia’s topography includes the low-lying central plains of the Mekong, which are surrounded by mountainous and highland regions. The population of Cambodia was 14.5 million in 2010, with 80% living in rural areas. Cambodia’s economy relies primarily on agriculture (33% of gross domestic product (GDP) and employing 57% of the country’s labor force), industry, and services (42% of GDP and employing 26% of the country’s labor force). The contribution of industry to GDP has doubled since 1993, but a substantial proportion of the population is still dependent on the farming and fisheries sectors. Cambodia is vulnerable to floods and droughts, mostly due to reliance on agriculture and fisheries. 

The Royal Government of Cambodia launched the first Climate Change Strategic Plan (CCCSP) in 2013.The CCCSP captures the main strategic objectives and directions for climate-smart development in Cambodia over the next 10 years. It builds synergies with existing government policies to ensure strategic cohesion to address a wide range of climate change issues linked to adaptation,greenhouse gas mitigation, and low-carbon development. Importantly, Cambodia ratified the Paris Agreement on February 6, 2017, and the country's associated Intended Nationally Determined Contribution can be found here

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Climate Data

Historical Trends

The section provides access to historical climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation from 1900 to 2016.

Projected Trends

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

Climate by Sector

This section contains information from multiple climate indicators and indices relevant for key economic sectors. Simple narratives can help you interpret and extract summaries of potential climate change impacts at the sector level.

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Vulnerability

This section allows you to explore the susceptibility of livelihoods and natural systems to impacts from climate variability and change and facilitate the exploration of socioeconomic and development data and its relationships with natural hazards vulnerable areas.

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Impacts

This section allows you to explore the climate information from multiple climate indicators and present them with simple, embedded interpretation for an informative, high-level summary of the potential for future climate change impacts on key socioeconomic sectors.

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Adaptation

This section helps you grasp key national adaptation policies and reports, explore options for key sectors, and understand current adaptation gaps and needs for enhanced climate smart planning.

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