UNDP/GEF-Cambodia-Sustainable Forest Management
"UNDP and Global Environment Facility on Monday launched a new project worth over US$3.8 million to help Cambodia preserve its forests to benefit the rural poor as well as to contribute to reducing emission of green house gases into atmosphere.
The “Sustainable Forest Management” project targets four Cambodian provinces: Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang. They are home to forests that have globally significant biodiversity and can also act as major carbon reserves.
The project, implemented by Cambodia’s Forestry Administration, is funded by grants of US$2,363,635 from GEF and US$1,500,000 from UNDP. It will be carried out through community forestry activities to engage rural communities in nature conservation and create markets for sustainable bio-energy technologies to help curb global warming. "