NCSD is a policy-making body established in May 2015 to promote sustainable development and to ensure economic, environmental, social and cultural balance within the Kingdom of Cambodia. The NCSD was consolidated from four bodies, namely, the National Council of Green Growth and its Secretariat, the National Climate Change Committee and its Secretariat, the National Biosafety Secretariat and the National Biodiversity Steering Committee.
The NCSD comprises 36 ministries and agencies and 25 capital/provincial governors. It is chaired by the Minister of Environment with the Prime Minister as its Honorary Chair. The General Secretariat supports the operation of the NCSD under the direct oversight of the Council’s Executive Committee which consists of 12 members from key Ministries, members of the Council. The Minister of Environment chairs the Executive Committee.
Currently, NCSD has made efforts to improve the coordination of climate change activities in Cambodia and to promote a stronger, comprehensive and effective climate change response, including the preparation of the Cambodian Climate Change Strategic Plan 2014-2023, the Sectoral Climate Change Action Plans and the Climate Change Financing Framework.
NCSD continues to make great progress in the establishment of a strong policy and legal framework to help Cambodians shift to more sustainable, resource-efficient, climate resilient, low carbon modes of development.