Phnom Penh – In commemoration of World Meteorological Day 2019, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Cambodia has handed over 24 automatic weather stations and 29 automatic hydrological stations to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology in Phnom Penh. The handover of the stations brings the Cambodian government one step closer to adapting to climate change, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Reliable climate information and forecasting is important in any country but is particularly so in a country like Cambodia in which around 80 per cent of the population live in rural areas, with many reliant on weather-dependent livelihoods in agriculture and fisheries.
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