Tagged on: Afghanistan

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
Balkh: Building adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change
United Nations Environment Programme

This Fact Sheet summarizes the pilot field demonstrations Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency (NEP) and UNEP are conducting in Balk. The work is aimed at increasing the resilience of local communities to the impacts of climate change, as well as build the capacity of local environmental institutions to research, plan for, and reduce climate change risks.


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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
Bamyan: Building community based resilience to climate change and natural disasters
United Nations Environment Programme

This Fact Sheet summarizes the pilot field demonstrations Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency (NEP) and UNEP are conducting in Bamyan province. The work aims to build community-based resilience and institutional capacity to adapt to climate change risks and promote ecological approaches to disaster risk reduction.


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2015
International Women's Day
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a graphic for International Women’s Day highlighting how women are the greatest champions for the environment.


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2015
The Ozone Unit of the National Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with Afghanistan Customs Department Celebrates International Customs Day, 26th January 2015, Kabul
United Nations Environment Programme

Kabul, 26 January 2015 - The National Ozone Unit (NOU) of Afghanistan and Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD) celebrated the “International Customs Day” at the Afghanistan Customs Department Head Quarter in Kabul. Following the 2015 theme which is “Coordinated Border Management”, the National Ozone Unit utilized the opportunity to focus on the management of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and their imports and transits from the neighboring countries.


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2015
Climate change threats and vulnerabilities in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

This infographic summarizes climate change threats and vulnerabilities in Afghanistan. The poster briefly explains the effect of climate change on different eco-zones and sectors such as health and infrastructure.


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2015
Reports and Books
Natural resources and conflict: a guide for mediation practitioners
United Nations Environment Programme

This guide collects and summarizes good practices on the successful mediation of resource conflicts. It draws on the field experiences of mediators and mediation experts, specifically those with natural resource expertise. It also features lessons learned from UNEP’s work on environmental diplomacy in different conflict-affected countries, with a particular focus on how to use impartial technical knowledge to equalize stakeholder information in a mediation process.


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2014
Justification for proposed: Shah Foladi mountain landscape conservation area
United Nations Environment Programme

The following document provides information and justification for the legal designation of the Shah Foladi National Protected Area as Afghanistan’s third protected area as stipulated in Article 42(2) of Afghanistan’s Environment Law. The proposal to designate Shah Foladi includes the following elements: Justification for the establishment of the protected area and the category of protection proposed; A physical survey of the proposed protected area; A socio-economic survey of the local human population with a description of the traditional uses of natural resources in the area and the potential impact of each category of protection provided in Article 40;  A report on collaboration with central and local relevant government departments and local communities, in determining the boundaries and category of the area; Comments and suggestions from relevant ministries, central and local relevant departments and local communities concerning the area; And a description of any compensatory measures that may need to be taken into consideration as a result of establishment of the protected area.


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2014