Climate Change Heroes of Cambodia: Sem Bunly
With the onset of climate change, Cambodians are seeing changes in their environment. Temperatures are rising; the arrival of the monsoon is becoming less predictable; floods and droughts are increasing in frequency and severity. The impact on already-vulnerable rural households can be ruinous, destroying or reducing the yield of crops and household income, tipping some into unmanageable debt and poverty.
How is Cambodia taking action to prepare? One of the ways is by strengthening the collection of climate information and early warning systems, as well as putting information into the hands of farmers. Mr. Sem Bunly is leading the way in helping his community to adapt.