Traffic-clogged streets. Years of deforestation. New coal-fired power plants.
Cambodia might be one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, but that does not prevent it from contributing to global warming.
Despite facing increased risks of floods, droughts, severe windstorms and seawater rise, there are signs that Cambodia’s greenhouse gas emissions have also increased dramatically. But official data on file with the U.N. still reflects the country’s output from two decades ago. This paints a picture of Cambodia’s past and does not capture how the nation has developed — or how it has become a heavier polluter.