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ASSESSMENT OF GREENHOUSE GAS MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR NON-ENERGY SECTOR IN CAMBODIA

Created by Sour Piseth August 20, 2012 - Category: Technology - Tags: #green house 
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Climate change is a global problem, which has brought countries throughout the world to
work together to mitigate the problem under an international convention called the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Convention was
adopted at the UNCED in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and has the objective “to stabilize
atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration at a level that would prevent dangerous
anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. A subsequent action following the
UNFCCC was the Kyoto Protocol. It proposed that the Annex 1 countries (developed
countries) are obliged to reduce their level of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 5.2 %
from their 1990 level within the 2008-2012 period. The Non-Annex 1 Countries
(developing countries), like Cambodia, that are exempt from the obligation to reduce
GHG emissions, can implement GHG mitigation activities with support from developed
countries as mentioned under Article 4.5 of the UNFCCC either through transfer of
environmentally friendly technologies, enhancement of indigenous capacities and
developing countries technologies.
In the meantime, Cambodia has identified a number of GHGs mitigation options that can
potentially be implemented (MoE, 2001a; 2001b). However, the assessment of these
technologies was still limited. On the other hand, there is a number of internationally
existing less GHG emission technologies that may fit Cambodian condition. Therefore,
further assessment of these available technologies for Cambodia is important. Barriers
for their implementation should be identified. This will assist Cambodia in setting up
their policies and measures that are supportive to the ultimate objective of the
Convention.

The general objective of this study is to examine technology needs for reducing GHG
emissions, enhancing sinks, and capacity building to assess technology needs and
identification of barriers for their implementation.

This study has the following specific objectives:
• To identify internationally existing less greenhouse gases emission technologies;
• To assess the potential of GHG mitigation technologies applicable for Cambodia;
• To identify barriers for the implementation of the GHG mitigation technologies in
Cambodia; and
• To develop strategic recommendation for increasing Cambodia's opportunity to
implement GHG mitigation technologies.

This document has been released into the public domain.

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