Cambodia is ranked one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Many of its people rely on agriculture, and the changes to the country’s climate, whether more droughts or more floods, makes them particularly vulnerable.
Global Witness says Cambodia’s ongoing land crisis is part of a larger global trend, one driven by economics and resource shortages.
The senator told Australian lawmakers they should pass a resolution recognizing the current acts representing an “extremely bad sign for democracy in Cambodia.”
The festival held in the capital, Phnom Penh, runs Dec. 4-10 and is screening 130 films from 34 countries.
The Water Festival is generally held in November, a tributary of the Mekong River, changes course, due to monsoon rains that fill up its source lake in the Cambodian interior.
Countries in the Asia-Pacific will be particularly vulnerable to climate change, particularly extreme weather.
Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith called on leaders of the CPP and CNRP to restart political talks, following the ouster of opposition leader Sam Rainsy from parliament earlier this month.
Cambodia owes Russia some $1.5 billion in debt incurred after the fall of the Khmer Rouge.
Cambodia and Russia are set to mark their 60th anniversary of relations next year.
Medvedev began his three-day visit on Monday, in a trip meant to strengthen ties between the two countries, which have not been particularly strong in the past.
Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha appealed to the party’s supporters via Facebook to remain calm and seek peaceful means to change the country.
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev will meet with Hun Sen later; the two are expected to sign six agreements.