Charcoal, forest and people: the case of Cambodia

For six months, members of GERES’ monitoring & evaluation and research team and staff members of Mlup Baitong – a Cambodian NGO working to promote sustainable, equitable and just, rights-based use of natural resources – traced the flow of charcoal, starting from retailers in Phnom Penh all the way back to producer communities more than […]

ICS movement catching fire

by Yohanes Iwan Baskoro, Lead Technical Advisor, StovePlus program A question was posed to me recently: More than 50 years after the notion that had put improved cookstove (ICS) as part of the solution to the global fuel, environment and health problems began to gain global recognition, why are we now still talking about promoting […]

Moving on and forward @10 : The Improved Cookstove Producers and Distributors Association of Cambodia (ICOPRODAC) celebrates 10th founding anniversary

This formal network of 113 improved cookstove producers and 198 distributors is the biggest – in fact the only – there is in Cambodia. From production facilities in Kampong Chhnang province, the New Lao Stove and Neang Kongrey Stove – now widely-recognized brands of stoves each with a unique Quality Control number etched on the […]

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 […]