2. Cambodia

Participating agencies (representatives)


Ministry of Environment, Cambodia
(Ms. Meardey Cheat, Vice Chief of GHG Inventory & Mitigation Office)
(Dr. Vanthoeun Keo, Deputy Director of Ministry of Environment)
(Mrs. Ngan Sansreypov, Chief Officer, Department of Solid Waste Management)

Situation/Action Details of Combodia

Presented by: Ms. CHEAT Meardey
Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia

Overview of Cambodia

·       The government has planned to increase renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

·       Renewable energy in Cambodia is set to be at 25% by 2030 to ensure sufficiency, stability, quality, safety, and reliability in the power supply system. (Ministry of Mines and Energy)

·       Cambodia is focusing mainly on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the country’s goal of reducing its emissions by 21 million tones per year in order to combat climate change, according to the Ministry of Environment.

Current Status of Renewable Energy in Cambodia

Cambodia’s Domestic Energy Supply. Source: Electricity Authority of Cambodia

·       As of 2021, Cambodia saw over 51% of the country’s domestic energy production come from renewable sources. The majority was sourced from hydropower (44.17%) while solar and biomass accounted for around 7%.

·       Royal Government of Cambodia is now prioritizing renewable energies, particularly solar energy because it has great potential and could help end the country’s energy woes.

·       According to a recent study by the Asian Development Bank, Cambodia has about 10,000 mW of hydropower potential, 8,100 mW for solar and about 6,500 mW for wind.


·       Due to its abundant hydropower resources, Cambodia champions the clean energy capacity charts across ASEAN. However, going forward, the country would need to substantially diversify its renewable energy mix by capitalizing on its untapped solar power potential. (Source: Energy Tracker Asia 21 February 2022)

·       The increased adoption of renewable energy in Cambodia is one of Southeast Asia’s success stories. And in particular, amongst the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (the region’s collective political and economic group Thanks to hydropower, Cambodia is in an exclusive club of countries with more renewable energy sources that make up significant shares of their energy mix