2011 | Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Environmental sustainability is the key tool to support the socio-economic development of Cambodia with the crucial functions to maintain the balance between natural resources and human needs. Therefore, it is necessary to take environmental protection into account consistent with the socio-economic development. The Royal Government of Cambodia under the ideal leadership of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdome of Cambodia, in the context of environment, has adopted several legislations, for example, the Law on Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Management, Law on Natural Protected Areas, Law on Biosafety, and the four related sub-decrees as well, emphasizing its support and commitment to protect and manage the environment and natural resources in a sustainable manner. Currently, environment integration is being raised and applied within sectorial development. In this connection, several directives, standards, technical guidelines, etc., have been developed to effectively implement such environmental legislations as above. A Guide for Technology Selection and Implementation of Organic Waste Utilisation Projects in Cambodia is a crucial document to guide stakeholders to draw attention to possible use of organic waste prior to disposal based on the 3R initiatives, including the sound management of solid waste by appropriate technologies. The Ministry of Environment of Cambodia firmly supports this important document, and expects that it will be comprehensively disseminated and implemented at national and sub-national levels in order to share the accomplishment of the Goal No. 7 of the Millennium Development Goals, Ã¢Â€Â˜To Ensure Environmental SustainabilityÃ¢Â€Â™ in parallel with the socio-economic development in the Kingdom of Cambodia.