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Afghanistan’s climate stories in Dari language - Interview with Ahmad Reza Rafat
UNEP

Afghanistan’s climate stories in Dari language - Interview with Ahmad Reza Rafat


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2017
Afghanistan’s climate stories in Dari language - Interview with Ahmad Reza Rafat
UNEP

Afghanistan’s climate stories in Dari - Interview with Ahmad Reza Rafat


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2017
Monograph
Gender equality and the environment: A Guide to UNEP's work
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This document outlines the linkages between gender equality and the environment, the impacts of gender inequality, how unequal participation in policy- and decision-making stymie effective action on tackling environmental challenges, and opportunities to unlock the untapped potential of both men and women in confronting these challenges. The document will also describe how UNEP, in accordance with its Policy and Strategy, is endeavouring to redress this gender imbalance.


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2016
Case Study
Mountain partners: Applying ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) for sustainable and resilient development planning in the Koh-E Baba mountains, Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

This case study documents the experience, results and lessons of the Eco-DRR demonstration project in Afghanistan, which was implemented in three valleys of the Koh-e Baba Mountain area. The Eco-DRR project aimed to reduce harsh winter,
flood and avalanche risks by promoting improved ecosystem management through a landscape approach. This approach entails bottom-up development planning, which takes into account environmental sustainability and disaster risk reduction, starting from villages and moving up to the entire landscape of the Koh-e Baba Mountains.


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2016
Developing core capacity for MEA impelementation and natural resource management in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet highlights the key partners, outputs and components of a three-year project (2015-2017) UNEP and the National Environmental Protection Agency are collaborating on in order to strengthen Afghanistan’s capacity to comply with multilateral environmental agreements.


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2015
Afghanistan Environmental Data Center (AEDC)
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet highlights the Afghanistan Environmental Data Center (AEDC). Initiated by the National Environmental Protection Agency and UNEP, the AEDC provides geospatial knowledge, technologies and infrastructure to all stakeholders engaged and interested in Afghanistan’s sustainable future.


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2015
Building environmental resilience in Afghanistan (2013-2017)
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet highlights the approach, partners and components of UNEP’s Afghanistan programme between 2013 and 2017.


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2015
Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in Afghanistan (2013-2017)
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet highlights Afghanistan’s first ever full-size Global Environment Facility climate change adaptation project, titled “Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change.” This four-year project (2013 - 2017) aims to increase the resilience of vulnerable rural communities and build the capacity of national and local institutions to address climate change risks in Afghanistan, particularly those related to precipitation and temperature fluctuations.


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2015
Biodiversity planning, strategies and reporting in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet highlights the goals and targets of Afghanistan’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.


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2014
Annual Report
Asian Development Outlook 2014: Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Developing Asia is expected to extend its steady growth. The region's growth is projected to edge up from 6.1% in 2013 to 6.2% in 2014 and 6.4% in 2015. Moderating growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as its economy adjusts to more balanced growth will offset to some extent the stronger demand expected from the industrial countries as their economies recover. Risks to the outlook have eased and are manageable. The monetary policy shift in the United States (US) may invite some volatility ahead in financial markets, albeit mitigated by accommodative monetary policy in Japan and the euro area. The regional growth outlook depends on continued recovery in the major industrial economies and on the PRC managing to contain internal credit growth smoothly. Greater Public Spending Needed to Reduce Inequality Widening income gaps in developing Asia strengthens the case for greater use of fiscal policy to foster equality of opportunity. While the region has benefited from fiscal prudence in the past, demographic and environmental challenges are expected to compete for public resources in the coming years. To boost public spending on equity-enhancing programs such as education and health without undermining fiscal sustainability, the authorities will need to explore a wide range of options for mobilizing revenue and to build equity objectives into their fiscal plans.


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2014