Cambodia’s Environmental Management Information System is an important part of environmental conservation efforts

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The Ministry of Environment has stated that the Cambodian Environmental Management Information System (CEMIS) is an important mechanism for the collection, compilation and development of environmental data.

The remark was made by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Sao Sopheap, during the opening ceremony of the consultation with the institutions concerned on the Cambodian Environmental Information Management System (CEMIS) / Information and Decision Support System (ISDS) on January 14. Representatives of relevant ministries and institutions also attended the ceremony.

Secretary of State Sopheap said CEMIS is an important mechanism for collecting, compiling and creating a modern, efficient and transparent data management system. The State Secretary added that the management of information systems in the field of environment is very important in the management of documents, reports and for public dissemination and development in the field of environment in Cambodia. .

The Ministry of Environment has implemented action plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Development Programme. The ministry said the conservation and sustainability of the environment and natural resources is a top priority.

The Director General of the Directorate General of Environmental Knowledge and Information of the Ministry of Environment, Choub Pary, said that the Cambodia Sustainable Landscape and Ecotourism Project (CSLEP) is supported by the Royal Government and the World Bank. The CLSEP aims to improve the management of protected areas and increase opportunities for ecotourism.

The Ministry of Environment has organized consultations with relevant institutions on the Cambodian Environmental Information Management System and offers participants the opportunity to present, discuss and share their experiences on the use of current data on environmental reporting. protected areas.

The representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cambodia, Alissa Chaker, said that the creation of CEMIS is important and necessary to identify natural resources, protected areas, climate change and biodiversity. This information system can also ensure the accuracy of the management of ecosystem management plans. Representative Chaker added that the data contained in the CEMIS system is fundamental to supporting decision-making and accurate planning by leaders.

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