Essay On Environmental Pollution In Cambodia

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Section A - Plan of Investigation Introduction The UN-REDD’s main aim is to support developing countries to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation, as a result of a performance-based incentives from REDD. REDD’s approach is that those that are willing and able to reduce emissions from deforestations should be economically compensated, one of them being Cambodia. Between 1990 and 2000, Cambodia lost an average of 140,500 hectares of forest per year, due to large illegal operations, sometimes even including corrupted government officials, fast national growth and large-scale agro-industrial expansions. UN-REDD allocated nearly US$3 million to Cambodia, where the programme started in early 2011 and ended in late 2014. (UN-REDD)…show more content…
In a resolution issued at the conclusion of their annual gathering in Phnom Penh, the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) urged the Cambodian government to carefully evaluate the impacts of a proposed road in Cambodia. The sources are reliable as they supported each other as they are results based on years of observation, furthermore, all sources shows the improvement in decreasing the rate of deforestation. The bar graph by Mongabay in source C has a data of small range. Data was recorded every year and it shows that when the UN-REDD started involving in helping to reduce deforestation, it indeed helped improve the situation. However in 2011-2012, there was no improvement in helping to reduce deforestation rate in Cambodia hence it puts UN-REDD in a spot to be criticised for not being able to improve the situation with the number of manpower and ability they possess. However, this is probably due to heavy rains and overflow of the Mekong river since the second week of August 2011 affected 18 provinces out of 24 in Cambodia, destroying crops and communal infrastructure and affecting more than 1.2 million people overall. 247 deaths were reported. Land was covered by standing flood water for months and only started receding in

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