Centre for Natural Resources and Environment

The Centre for Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE) conducts policy-oriented and academic researches, focusing on climate change, resource governance, energy, and environmental sustainability. The centre generates evidence-based knowledge through rigorous researches using various methods including integrated modelling techniques, social-ecological system analyses, economic experiments, surveys and in-depth qualitative analysis. The research findings are shared widely among local and international partners, practitioners, and policy makers through publications, policy dialogues, and dissemination workshops. Our researches provide reliable information and scientific evidence for decision makers to make relevant policies, especially contributing to the Royal Government of Cambodia’s rectangle strategies on Angle 4: inclusive sustainable development, sustainable management of natural resources and culture, ensuring environmental sustainability, and primitive response to climate change.


Managing Water Scarcity in the Mekong Region – Cambodia Water Scarcity Profile

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Cambodia water scarcity profile is a stock-taking exercise designed to understand what water scarcity challenges exist in the country and what is the current approach of government to managing water scarcity. The focus is on u...

State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in Cambodia

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Under technical and financial support of UNEP and UNWOMEN, the assessment report is “a tool” to raise awareness about the benefits, advantages and need for gender-responsive climate action, analyse gendered impacts of climate c...

Challenges and Potentials of the Community Based Ecotourism in Livelihood Improvement, A Case Study in Preah Nimith CBET...

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Community based ecotourism has been considered as an effective natural resource governance policy for both forest conservation and livelihood improvement, and increasing trend worldwide. The Royal Government of Cambodia has bee...

Gender-based Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Cambodia’s Local Communities

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Under Sida’s fund, the study aims to provide policy inputs into the current gender equality and climate change responses. To strengthen women’s adaptive capacity and encourage them to actively participate in decision-making pro...

The State of Climate Change in ASEAN Region: Cambodia Country Report

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Working to support Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), CNRE contributes to developing a comprehensive report on the status of climate change in the ASEAN region, which provides an overall outlook on the state...

Water Diplomacy of the Mekong Basin: Toward a Shared Basin for Prosperity

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

This proposed project will run for two years from June 2019 to May 2021. The study will be conducted by a research consortium comprised of institutions from Cambodia, China, Laos (PDR), Thailand, Vietnam, which all of these cou...

Impact of Climate Change Programs in Cambodia: Vulnerability, Poverty, and Gender

United Nations Development Programme, Bangkok

Climate change programs have been implemented in the affected countries to reduce the negative impacts and to make the communities resilient to climate change. The Ministry of Rural Development of Cambodia has been running two...


Challenges and Potentials of the Community Based Ecotourism in Livelihood Improvement: A Case Study in Preah Nimith CBET, Cambodia

Community-based ecotourism (CBET) has long been considered an effective natural resource governance policy for both forest conservation and livelihood improvement in developing countries around the world. Cambodia is no exception. The Cambodian government has been promoting and establishing CBET sites countrywide. Preah Nimith CBET, located in a remote part of north Cambodia, is in the vicinity of...


State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in Cambodia

The purpose of this assessment report on gender equality and climate change is to analyse the gendered impacts of climate change and to raise awareness about the benefits of, and need for gender-responsive climate action. The study has two main objectives: i) to strengthen country-driven processes by presenting more evidence of the links between gender equality and climate change and analysin...


Contract Farming in Mekong Countries: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

This flagship publication is the result of a regional two-year research project entitled: “Enhancing Research and Dialogue on Contract Farming in the Mekong-Lancang Countries”. It represents a close collaboration between CDRI and project partners - the China Agricultural University (CAU), Kasetsart University (Thailand), and the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Developmen...

NONG Monin   (2021)

The Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Water Resources in Cambodia: From Local Communities’ Perspectives

In 2019, 61 percent of the population living in rural areas, 76 percent of whom rely on agriculture as the main source of income and livelihood, sustainable rural and agricultural development is paramount to the Cambodian economy. National Strategic Development Plan 2019–2023 forms the basis of the national approach for strengthening the agriculture sector to generate jobs, ensure food and...


Water Diplomacy in the Mekong

In this article, we introduce the MRC water diplomacy framework and provide an overview of its governance structure, present three case studies of hydropower dam projects illustrating implementation of the MRC water diplomacy framework, and discuss the challenges affecting the MRC’s ability to implement water diplomacy effectively. The insights gained from studying these water diplomacy in the Mek...


Factors Hindering Successful Benefits Realisation of Cambodia's Climate Change Program

This article draws on a qualitative study conducted to assess the impact of climate change programs in Cambodia, including the MRD’s pilot program in Kampong Svay district (CDRI, MRD and UNDP 2019). It summarises the main lessons learned and discusses the main factors hindering poor and vulnerable program beneficiaries from replicating demonstration activities of building the resilient infras...

Kick-off Workshop for the Preparation of the State of Gender Equality and Climate Change

15 July 2020

On July 15, 2020, the Center for Environment and Natural Resources hosted a kick-off workshop for the preparation of the State of Gender Equality and Climate Change Report. It was attended by 25 participants from UN Women, CDRI, Ministries of Environment, Agriculture, Rural Development, Women's Affairs, and Mines and Energy, and NCDD Secretariat, and Action Aids (CSO). The expected outcome is the national report would become “a tool” to raise awa...

24 Aug

National Dissemination and Knowledge Sharing Workshop

State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in Cambodia

24 Aug 2021
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Virutal

The purpose of this  workshop is to i) disseminate result the study. ii) to  present more evidence of the links between gender equality and climate change and analysing gendered impacts in the key adaptation and mitigation sectors; and iii) to provide country-specific recommendations about how to enhance gender responsive policy implementation and further bolster the integration of gender equality in climate-relevant policy areas.