Climate finance for Cambodian sustainable development

On 25th November 2014, over 50 development workers joined together in Phnom Penh, and talked about climate finance-related issues such as access to climate finance, the role of climate finance in charting a sustainable development path for Cambodia, and more importantly, how government, the donor community, project implementers and NGOs can all work together to […]

Cambodia energy sector

By Thomas Chaumont, Romain Joya and Silvia Pergetti August, 2013; updated by Neeraj Joshi February, 2014; updated by Silvia Pergetti October, 2014 Access to energy, as an inherent factor of growth, is intertwined with development. Scaling up the availability of affordable and efficient energy services is key to attain Cambodia’s development targets. In 2012, Cambodia […]

Vann Tola and the improved cookstove business

She speaks not a word of English, but somehow she’d heard her name called and people were prodding her to come down the front, and so she does. Standing in front of at least fifty people – all working in international development – this petite, shy woman sees them clapping their hands and smiling up […]

“Carbon credits a tough sell”

Phnom Penh Post, 26 November 2014, by Eddie Morton “Representatives from France-based NGO the Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES) presented the results of a 10-year stovetop installation program, which ran from 2003 to 2013. ‘We were the first one to register a cooking-stove project to the voluntary carbon markets, which is […]

Invitation to a Roundtable Discussion on Climate Finance

Along with the global recognition of the dire consequences of climate change came the availability of climate funds to support adaptation, mitigation and forest conservation measures in vulnerable developing countries. Identified as one of the particularly vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change, Cambodia currently benefits from global climate finance. To shed light to […]

Wanted: aspiring business owner

Quentin BAYART is lately seen running around with Carlo Figá Talamanca, a consultant engaged by GERES to help craft a most feasible and investment-attractive business plan for a new improved cookstove (ICS) technology and product developed by GERES a little over a year ago, tentatively called the Khmer Rocket Stove (KhRoS). Quentin – as everybody […]

GERES attends Convergences 2014 in Paris

It had only been a childhood dream until he actually stood in front of it one afternoon in September. And it didn’t matter that all the souvenir that he’s got is an ill-framed photo of him standing in front of the base of a steel tower. What is important is that CHEN Cheth, GERES’ ICS […]