The Ministry of Environment (MoE) is the principal government agency responsible in protecting the environment, conserving biodiversity, and promoting the sustainable use and management of natural resources. It is the primary agency responsible for implementing, and negotiating commitments under international environmental treaties, including in the area of climate change under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The General Secretariat of National Council for Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Environment (“GSSD/MOE”) has various functions and duties related to sustainable development. Among others the facilitation of preparation and implementation of legal instruments, policies, strategic/action plans, program and projects as well as review and study possibilites to participate in international agreements.
Among the institutional members of GSSD is the MoE Department of International Convention and Biodiversity, where the Focal Point Person for the BBP Project is located. The project is also closely cooperating with the Provincial Department of Environment (PDoE) and the park management for the implementation of black ginger and vine/climbing fern handicraft value chains around Phnom Kulen National Park.