FloWood: a study of biomass energy demand patterns in Cambodia

It is quite lamentable that the biggest contributor – biomass – to Cambodia’s total energy mix is also one that gets probably the least attention among researchers and government alike. Biomass energy makes up 70 percent of Cambodia’s energy consumption, more than 90 percent of which – according to FloWood: A Study of Biomass Energy […]

The struggle to ensure quality in quality-testing centers in the Mekong region

As industries in countries in the Mekong region begin to compete in the global stage, they also unfortunately realize that their products – measured by laboratories in their own countries which most often do not comply with international testing standards – do not measure up to recognized global standards. This non-conformation of laboratories with internationally-recognized […]

Cambodian Youth, Coffee and talks on Climate Change

On June 13th, a group of young Cambodians sat wide-eyed listening to a presentation that opened their mind to that phenomenon that EVERYBODY in the world is talking about – climate change. More than 20 members of Politikoffee, a youth organization that meet up once a week – over coffee (and not alcohol as is […]

VOTE for GERES on mypositiveimpact.org!

HELP GERES’ climate-smart architecture (bio-climactic housing) project in Afghanistan GAIN THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES! We need your votes at the mypositiveimpact.org website for this kind of smart engineering that is one of the million little ways to help address climate change. VOTE NOW!   Follow these simple steps: 1. Create an account on My Positive […]

[NLS Story Series] Cooking up beautiful transformations

NEW LAO STOVE Story Series The NLS story series tells of stories of people – their past, their struggles, and most of all, their successes and hopes – in rural Cambodia and how their beautiful journey is in part defined by their having crossed paths with the New Lao Stove. The stories of Ouk Chan […]

Three GERES project staff members weigh in on the Sustainable Forest Management project

The Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Project by the United Nations Development Programme, Global Environment Facility, and Cambodia’s Forestry Administration supports the National Forest Programme’s goal to cover 2 million hectares in Cambodia with decentralized forest management. Aiming to strengthen community-based SFM in Community Forests (CFs) and Community Protected Areas (CPAs), the SFM project – among […]

What’s up with SCALE?

In Myanmar, the SCALE – Strengthening improved Cookstove Access towards a better quality of Life and Environment – Project is well underway. The European Union-funded project supports a global SWITCH to sustainable consumption and production by helping put in place a supply chain which is capable of driving wide-scale and sustainable access to fuel-efficient cookstoves […]

[NLS Story Series] Cooking up beautiful transformations

NEW LAO STOVE Story Series The NLS story series tells of stories of people – their past, their struggles, and most of all, their successes and hopes – in rural Cambodia and how their beautiful journey is in part defined by their having crossed paths with the New Lao Stove. The Stories of CHEA ROEAN […]