Cambodia has decided to be a signatory of the United Nations Sports for Climate action.

The decision was announced by Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence and President of the Cambodian SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC) at the official opening ceremony of the South East Asian Games Federation Council (SEAGF-Council) Meeting in Siem Reap province on April 10.

The decision is in line with the motto of Cambodia “Sports Live In Peace,” stressed Samdech Tea Banh.

Environmental issues have become a major concern for many global citizens including Cambodians, said Samdech Tea Banh.

The deputy prime minister continued that both the 32nd SEA Games and the 12th ASEAN Para Games will be a part of the green initiative adopted by CAMSOC.

Through the initiative, CAMSOC hopes to inspire fans, communities and others to address the most urgent issues of our time – climate change.

According to Cambodia 2023 website, as a sport for climate action signatory, the games will also be part of the Zero Global Campaign race to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions and investors for a healthy, resilient and zero-carbon recovery so as to prevent future threats and create decent jobs.

The environment is a conduit ensuring Cambodians and the South East Asian community to continue living in peace, Samdech Tea Banh added.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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