Environment Minister Back Home
AKP Phnom Penh, June 26, 2012 –
Senior Minister H.E. Mok Mareth, Minister of Environment, returned home yesterday after attending the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Summit) held on June 20-22 in Brazil.
At a press conference at Phnom Penh International Airport on the arrival, the senior minister raised the contradict ideas made by some participant countries over issues relating to green technology, including climate change, environmental pollution between victim countries and countries allegedly creating such problems.
However, he said, Cambodia gained the success in the event as the conference participant countries recognized the great endeavor made by the Royal Government of Cambodia in preserving the environment, including the government policy to stop granting economic land concessions, the closure of fishing lots, etc.
The Rio+20 Summit is another large-scale high-level international conference on sustainable development following the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Rio+20 Summit aims to review the progress made in sustainable development over the past 20 years and act urgently in the face of the global financial crisis, reiterate political commitments and address new problems and challenges for sustainable development.
More than 197 Heads of State/Government agreed to issue a joint communiqué in the conference.
By THOU Peou