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Cambodian Climate Hero Profile: Mr. Nop Khemara

Father of three and motor mechanic Mr. Nop Khemara, 37, has been measuring and recording rainfall in his village for around seven years. His task – for which he receives some small compensation but carries out with a sense of community responsibility – is an important one. The data is recorded by the government to monitor and predict weather in the area. Technology is advancing and recently, an Automatic Weather Station was voluntarily installed by the provincial authorities in his family’s yard. The new station automates the measurement of wind, air temperature and relative humidity, evaporation, solar radiation, and soil moisture and soil temperature. Download to read more.

Cambodian Climate Hero Profile: Ms. Oak Iet

Ms. Oak Iet, 46, is a fulltime official with the Provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology in Koh Kong, southwest Cambodia. Each and every day for the past two years, Iet has been manually checking a simple rain gauge in her backyard. Her task is to log the data and report it the provincial authorities. In June 2018, with the family’s permission, an automatic weather station was installed by the Provincial Department in the family’s garden. Iet says the more detailed and accurate information gathered from the automatic weather station will be very helpful to farming families who will be able to check the conditions real- time and know what is coming. Download to read more.

Cambodian Climate Hero Profile: Mr. Oum Ryna

Mr. Oum Ryna is the Director of Meteorology of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology. He played a key role in the development of the country’s meteorological services. "After the Pol Pot regime, we had no resources whatsoever, let alone for meteorology.The first thing we did, then, was to collect available knowledge and people, and to rebuild with support from different sources. We faced a lot of challenges, because this work is unlike others: it requires a lot of modern equipment. At the time, we only had our eyes." Download to read more.

Cambodian Climate Hero Profile: Mr Seng Sopha

Profile of Mr. Seng Sopha, Hydro- Meteorological Officer at the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology at the Provincial Department in Kompong Cham Province, Cambodia. 

Sitting by the river near a recently installed Automatic Weather Station, he recounts its rich history as the country’s first meteorology station. He explains at the beginning of the last century, an outpost was established in the town of Kompong Cham. For the French administration, it was a strategic trade point on the Mekong River. The building remained undisturbed until the Khmer Rouge when it suffered minor damages. Download to read more.

Climate Kids Adventures Book Series

The Climate Kids Adventures Book Series Project aims to engage young children in climate change awareness by communicating in a fun and understandable way the causes, impacts and measures we can all take to adapt to its effects. We believe that educating children on climate change awareness from a young age is necessary in order to empower knowledgeable and conscientious adults.

The Song of the Birds Returns to Cuba’s Gulf Coast

A US$ 6 million Adaptation Fund-financed project is helping communities in Cuba that have been vulnerable to coastal flooding and sea level rise related to climate change recover protective marine ecosystems and forests.