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Environment And Climate Change

Environment and climate change remain one of the biggest challenges for ASEAN regional and international cooperation. ASEAN, with a population of 655 million, is one of the most vulnerable to climate change and environmental issues globally. As ASEAN has moved towards rapid economic growth and increased population, the issues of plastics and solid waste, water management, renewable energy, deforestation, flood and climate change are among major issues raised by most member states. Environment and climate change are linked to human security and transnational issues. Therefore, the roles of parliaments are critical in overseeing the implementation of government’s policies, strengthening international and national responses, reaffirming commitments and performing diplomacy on these issues.

The ECC program works to contribute to strengthening the performance of Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar Parliaments by helping to build the capacity of parliamentary staff and the exchange of information and experiences related to the issues on Environment and Climate Change. The program is designed based on the statement of the IPU during the Parliamentary Meeting at COP 22 in November 2015 that emphasized the importance of investing in building capacity of parliaments as a key prerequisite for sound legislation and action in environment and climate change; a request that parliamentarians and scientists need to communicate with each other to help simplify the language; and a need for environment and climate change laws and policies to be inclusive of measures that specifically target gender equality, human rights and social justice. The program is therefore implemented with three main objectives:

  1. To strengthen capacity of parliamentary staff on the technical knowledge and specific research skills related to Environment and Climate Change
  2. To enhance support services and resources available for parliamentary staff/parliamentarians on issues pertaining to Environment and Climate Change
  3. To promote parliamentary exchanges on Environment and Climate Change issues and good practices

Training in Focus

Training involved

PARLIAMENTARY DIPLOMACY

PARLIAMENTARY RESEARCH

PARLIAMENTARY RESPONSIBILITY

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE WORK

PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION

FISCAL ANALYSIS CAPACITY TRAINING

LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

PARLIAMENTARY DIPLOMACY

PARLIAMENTARY RESEARCH

PARLIAMENTARY RESPONSIBILITY

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE WORK

☐ PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION

FISCAL ANALYSIS CAPACITY TRAINING

LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

Team Members

Ms ROS BANDETH
PROGRAM MANAGER

Graduated from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, majoring in Environmental Management. Prior to working at PCAsia, she worked as a Research Fellow at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) and then as a Senior Research Instructor at the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia (PIC).

Mr NHIEP SEILA
SENIOR GEOGRAPHER

Geomantics Specialist with expertise in land use change detection and urban growth simulation, has designed maps for PIC and Save Cambodia’s Wildlife (SCW), and interactive maps for Open Development Cambodia for use by the general public.

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