Cambodia’s Updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The General Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (GSSD) has the honor to inform the public, national and international media, NGOs, relevant ministries/ institutions, and all stakeholders that the DCC/GSSD has successfully submitted the Cambodia’s Updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 31 December 2020.

The report presents the commitments and the needs of Cambodia for the next decade in order to achieve the goal of the Paris Agreement on Climate which was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015, and entered into force on 4 November 2016 to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels and to significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change. Although Cambodia is a low contributor to global GHG emissions, through her updated NDC, the country commits to continue her efforts with the international community to reduce GHG emissions and improve adaptive capacity of the country based on her resources towards climate-resilient, low carbon and sustainable modes of development. The estimated total emissions reduction by 2030 under the updated NDC scenario is expected to​​ be approximately 64.6 million tCO2eq/year (41.7%).

The GSSD/ MoE will conduct a press conference and launch the NDC update during the first week of February. The exact date will be announced later.

The GSSD would like to thank all partners who have contributed to the development of the updated NDC, both at the sectoral and national levels, particularly the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance programme (funded by the European Union, Sweden and UNDP), the World Bank, and the NDC Partnership for their support to the coordination of this process.

The Cambodia’s updated NDC document can be downloaded from the NCSD’s website, please find below link to the report:


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