Disseminating Research Findings to a Broad Audience
CRCD staff have participated in a broad range of research projects in collaboration with other organisations. All publications on the centre's worldwide web pages are freely downloadable, and may be freely disseminated, for educational and other not for profit purposes.
As a civil society service, we encourage not for profit organisations operating in Cambodia to contact us to upload their own research findings on our website.
Renewable Energy Assessment and Cluster Identification in Cambodia (2006)
The specific objectives of this report are: (1) to assess and map the available renewable energy resources (biomass, wind, solar, mini-hydro and micro-hydro) for the rural electrification of Cambodia, (2) to identify three clusters of villages where renewable energy rural electrification may be possible. The report consists of a set of Renewable Energy Resource Maps for Cambodia, plus data on three selected village clusters.
Resource Degradation, Property Rights, Social Capital and Community Forestry in Cambodia (2005)
Following the dynamics prevailing in other Asia-Pacific countries, Cambodia has experienced high rates of deforestation over the past decade at the hands of logging concessionaires. Despite international efforts to reform the concession system, the Kingdom’s forests have been severely degraded, and although there has been increasing interest in community forestry in recent years, the devolution of forest management to local communities is still in its early stages. This paper identifies significant obstacles to the successful development of community forestry. These include the absence of secured property rights for resources under common management and the depletion of social capital, the result of thirty years of violent conflicts. While there remain opportunities to grant local people control of forests, only degraded areas with little timber value have been allocated to community forestry. Community forestry in Cambodia requires more policy-making attention and more financial and technical resources if it is to make any significant contribution to biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation.
Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism (2005)
This booklet provides a general introduction to Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism in Cambodia. It is intended to be used as a reference for policy makers and non technical staff, as well as teaching support at the senior high school and undergraduate levels.
Sustainable Energy in Cambodia: Status and Assessment of the Potential for Clean Development Mechanism Projects (2004)
The Current energy use in Cambodia is not environmentally, socially or economically sustainable. Most of the energy consumed is in the form of fuelwood or charcoal and almost all electricity is generated from imported fossil fuels. Consequently the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has much to offer Cambodia by facilitating the development of sustainable energy projects. This study provides an initial assessment of the potential for sustainable energy projects, estimated at almost 47 million tonnes per year of potential greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement. Most of the projects identified in this study are small, for example 21 mini and microhydro projects all less than 5 MW in capacity.
Assessing Cambodia's Potential for Bio-energy (2003)
The study aims to provide an overview of the potential for bio-energy projects in Cambodia. The first section discusses the supply and demand characteristics of the Cambodian energy sector, the generation and distribution of electricity, and the energy policy and planning framework. The second section reviews biomass resources and uses, available bio-energy technologies, and existing bio-energy projects. The third section discusses opportunities and barriers to the successful implementation of bio-energy projects in Cambodia. The fourth section discusses the latest developments with regards to the Clean Development Mechanism in Cambodia. The study concludes that the technical potential for the use of bio-energy technologies in Cambodia is high. Some 80% of Cambodia's total energy consumption is covered by biomass sources. Yet, the use of bio-energy has been limited to pilot projects and other small-scale applications.
Birth Registration in Cambodia - An Analysis of Kompong Speu and Svay Rieng Provinces (2003)
The rate of birth registration in Cambodia is thought to be approximately 30%. The problem is aggravated by the fact that many existing birth records have been destroyed as a result of years of conflict and political turmoil. The study analyses the reasons underlying the low birth registration rate in the provinces of Kompong Speu and Svay Rieng. The report consists of an assessment of the Cambodian legal framework for birth registration, a survey of commune and village authorities, and a questionnaire survey of households.
Cry from the Forest - A Buddhism and Ecology Learning Tool (1999)
This book was developed to form part of a non-formal educational programme of environmental education for Cambodian monks facilitated by Cambodian non-governmental organisations. The goal of the programme is to provide Cambodia’s monks, as the natural teachers and guides of the people, the knowledge and learning resources to help preserve and enhance the environment in Cambodia.