The Future of Rural Livelihoods in the Face of Climate Change
The focus in the 2011 Cambodia Human Development Report is on climate change and rural live-lihoods. While this captures only part of the picture of climate change in Cambodia, it is an essential starting point. Even though Cambodia is changing rapidly and the distinctions between rural and urban are becoming less clear, most people continue to depend on a rural economy and natural resources. Although numerous transformations have occurred in this area in recent years, the rural economy remains the cornerstone of national development. The report aims to contribute to more informed public debate in Cambodia by discussing what will be required to build climate-resilient rural livelihoods in the country that will contribute to meeting long-term development objectives.