City Interventions

Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

Country: Cambodia
City: Battambang, Chhlong, Kampot, Kratie

Key Stakeholders and PartnersMinistry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT); Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD)

Project Preparation Study PeriodJuly 2019 – April 2020

CDIA SupportUS$ 250,000

Expected Downstream FinancingUS$ 53 million (AFD loan)

Infrastructure sectorsWater Supply
Wastewater Management
Solid Waste Management
Urban Renewal

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement; Good Governance

Key City Development Issues

Cambodia’s high vulnerability results from a combination of low adaptive capacity, poor infrastructure, limited institutional capacity and high exposure to climate risks. Provincial cities such as Battambang, Kampot, Kratie and Chhlong are prone to flooding, drought and windstorms, while the frequency and intensity of climate hazards have increased. They have also experienced continued high rates of urban growth making it critical to address the cities’ infrastructure to improve their resilience. Cognizant of these issues, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport has requested CDIA to support the conduct of a Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (CVAA).

Details of Cooperation

The CDIA intervention aimed to assess the nature and spatial location of climate hazards, vulnerabilities, and risks in Battambang, Kampot, Kratie and Chhlong, given the current climate change projections and adaptive capacities. The CVAA identified priority sectors and areas to be improved from the perspective of inclusive urban climate change adaptation and proposed measures to strengthen the cities’ ability to manage disruption from climate change related and other natural hazards.

Expected Development Outcomes

The study recommended priority interventions to inform the on-going feasibility study of the future AFD investment project, namely: “Sustainable Development of Cambodian cities: Implementation of Inclusive Urban Projects in Secondary Cities.” When implemented, these priority interventions will bring about development effects on livability, social and economic inclusiveness, and tourism and economic activities of secondary cities.

Download: Final Report      

Key City informationLand Area: n/a
Estimated Population: 272,000 (2018; aggregate of 4 cities)
City website: n/a

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