Impacts to Cambodian economy from climate change could be worse than first predicted: UNDP

PHNOM PENH, June 5 (Xinhua) -- If the global rise in temperatures is kept below 2 degree Celsius by 2100 and Cambodia maintains current levels of investment in climate change adaptation, climate change will reduce Cambodia's GDP by 9.8 percent in 2050, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) said on Tuesday. UNDP said in a statement that reduced labor productivity - caused by workers slowing down or becoming fatigued due to higher temperatures - will be the main cause of GDP loss, accounting for 57 percent of the economic loss and damage caused by climate change in the country in 2050, citing a macro-economic report titled "Cambodia Climate Economic Growth Impact Model."

Xinhua News
Tuesday 5 June 2018