UNDP-funded extensive research work to identify the conditions to promote sustainable fuelwood and charcoal production and consumption in Cambodia

Over the past five months, GERES Cambodia’s Sector Leader Climate & Development conducted a consulting mission for UNDP about a core topic for GERES: Woodfuels Value Chains and their Sustainability in Cambodia. The mission final report aims to better assess the current situation of woodfuels and charcoal in the country, to identify the different options for prompting […]

CESPA’s Constituent General Assembly, unveiling promising pathways for development for the Improved Cookstove sector in Cambodia

Registered with the support from GERES in 2004, the first Cambodian business association in the Improved Cookstove (ICS) sector, recently renamed CESPA (Cambodian Efficient Stove Promotion Association), has been striving for the past decade to structure and develop the ICS market in Cambodia by gathering producers and distributors (300 members to date) and defending their […]

Promoting the dissemination of Improved Cookstoves in Kampong Cham and Thbong Khmum provinces

From December 2014 to December 2016, GERES conducted an AusAID-funded project aiming to introduce and promote Improved Cookstoves in Kampong Cham and Thbong Khmum provinces. The project supported the dissemination of 90,000 ICS in both regions and allowed to gather critical lessons learned for further dissemination of improved cookstoves in Cambodia. The objective of this […]

Using participatory role-playing tools to model the climate vulnerabilities of local farmers and develop climate-resilient agriculture solutions.

GERES is currently providing technical support on climate-resilient agriculture to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) in order to increase resilience to climate change for farmers in rural Cambodia. During this 3 year project, funded by the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA), GERES team will work with farmers from 35 villages in Kampong […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]