Cambodia has canceled seven out of eight carbon credit projects in the country, between 2011 and 2013.
About 2,000 families were pushed off 19,000 hectares of land that was converted to plantation for sugarcane, which is processed into sugar used by Coca-Cola.
World leaders will meet in December to find ways to curb climate change, much of which is the responsibility of developed countries, but which can severely impact poorer countries.
Toek Vannara, director of the NGO Forum, discusses the likely environmental problems Cambodia and other countries could face if they do not act to protect their natural resources.
Most recently, the Washington-based World Resource Institute said that Cambodia was among the world’s hotspots for tree cover loss.
The three activists are Sun Mala, 23, co-founder of Mother Nature Cambodia; Try Sovikea, 24; and Sim Samnang, 26.
More than 800 indigenous people in Mondulkiri province are seeking to oust the provincial governor, who is accused of violating the rights of the ethnic minority.
Rights groups say the government has failed to give compensation and prevent the victims of forced evictions from being dragged into poverty.
With help from other advocacy groups and nongovernmental organizations, the Prey Lang Community Network was officially formed in 2007.
The Prey Lang Community Network, which works to protect Cambodian forests, has been selected by UNDP for an Equator Prize, for outstanding community organizing.
Like other countries, Cambodia is preparing its own plan to contribute to the fight against climate change.
Currently, the government has undertaken a review of its land concession policy, reducing the lease period from 99 year to 50 years for some projects.