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SCW would like to thank partners & friends for attending Green Night at Meta House, 28 July 2016

SCW would like to thank our partners and friends for attending Green Night at Meta House on 28 July 2016.

More than 100 people attended the event, playing SCW's Eco Game, browsing the Book Stand and joining the film screening of "Our Forest - Our Future" followed by a short presentation of indigenous cultures by representatives from ethnic groups "Kavet" and "Brao".

SCW successfully achieved its' objective to (i) raise awareness on environmental issues in civil society and to (ii) actively engage civil society in environmental conservation and wildlife protection as well as (ii) to create a platform for networking on environmental topics.

News Coverage on Sabay News:
http://news.sabay.com.kh/article/786429

Event Summary

The Eco-Game was a huge success: different types of food had to be matched with water consumption. The learning was that meat and other animal products use up to 20 times more water in production and plant based food. Additionally, different types of transport had to be matched with CO2 emission. Visitors could learn that using public transport is better for the environment than for example travelling by car. Based on the game, SCW staff could explain to visitors the dramatic deforestation rate in Cambodia, why it is so important to protect our environment and what specifically they could do.

The visitors also appreciate the SCW book stand. Top sellers where the children's books with environmental education stories and The Atlas of Cambodia, an overview of the intercorrelation between natural resources and environmental management on specific topics like Biodiversity, Climate, Health, Education, Agriculture, Ethnic Minorities and Economic Development.

The feature short film of the Green Night event, SCW's "Our Forest - Our Future", produced in cooperation with German NGO Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and the EU, documented how residents in rural areas mainly rely on natural resources for their livelihood. As natural resources are continuously diminished through deforestation, illegal logging and climate change, local people have to stand up for themselves. This film showed how the dedicated environmentalists of Save Cambodia’s Wildlife empower rural communities to support their actions.

The screening was followed by a short introduction of representatives from indigenous communities in Ratanakiri - Mr. Sala TRAV, "Brao" from Taveng Leu and Mr. Phea UON, "Kavet" from Kok Lak. They spoke about how deforestation, illegal logging and climate change affect them and their communities specifically.

36th Cambodian Youth Debate on 28 April 2016

Ms. MEAS Soksophea happily summarizes the day on Facebook:

“I had an amazing time and saw so much talent. We don't have to wait for the future - everyone can act now to help save our environment. Thank you for today, students. I’m so impressed by your voices.”

The event took place on 28 April 2016 at TVK studios, Phnom Penh. More than 120 students attended to support their universities Cambodian Mekong University (CMU), Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE), Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) and Royal University of Agriculture (RUA). The objective is to raise public awareness on environmental issues.

The Debate was presided over by Her Excellency Ms. PRUM Sophy, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and His Excellency Mr. KIEV Sovuthy, Director of the Department of Knowledge & Information at MoE.

Famous Cambodian singer song-writer Ms. MEAS Soksophea joined the Debate as Honorary Guest and continuously inspires Cambodia’s Youth with her commitment to environmental protection.

There were 3 rounds – find out the final winner in SCW’s next online and print newsletter:

1. “Community-based Natural Resource Management (NRM) is more effective than government-based NRM”

- CMU vs. RULE
- Winner: RULE

2. “The livelihood of indigenous people, which relies on Non-Timber-Forest-Products is not sustainable

- RUPP vs. RUA
- Winner: RUA

3. “Environmental education is more effective than laws to improve the waste situation in Cambodia.”

- RUA vs. RULE
- Winner: RULE

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