The Cambodian Government is working towards a new sustainable development plan.
The National Environmental Strategy and Action Plan (NESAP) is being supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
It aims to prioritise policy tools and financing options to ensure there is environmental protection and sustainable natural resource management.
It was introduced to senior officials from 17 ministries at an ADB-supported workshop held in Phnom Penh this week.
The plan is expected to be finalised and approved in 2016 and will complement a new ‘Environmental Code’ which will establish a legal framework to ensure all laws relating to environment are effectively applied.
Say Samal, Minister of Environment, said: “The NESAP is a strategy for all government ministries as well as the private sector, civil society and development partners to integrate environmental concerns into economic policies and investments.”