Tagged on: Afghanistan

Reports and Books
Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in Afghanistan (LDCF) - Baseline Assessment Report
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the baseline conditions for the LDCF project, including specific baselines values for all project outcome and output level indicators. Data for this baseline research was collected from February – August 2014; sources of this data include: 1) focused literature reviews (government laws, policies, and strategies, as well as NGO reports); 2) structured interviews with representatives of six government agencies at the national level in Kabul and representatives of ten government agencies in all four target provinces of Badahkshan, Balkh, Bamyan, and Daikundi; 3) consultations with 22 non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders in all four target provinces; and 4) consultations with 30 local communities in all four target provinces.


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Climate Change in Afghanistan: What Does It Mean for Rural Livelihoods and Food Security? 
United Nations Environment Programme

In this report, we show how drought and flood risks have changed over the past thirty years, and what impact this has had on rural livelihoods and food security in the country. The aim is to inform national-level prioritization of areas and livelihoods groups for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction programmes.


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Chapters and Articles
Building Afghanistan’s Resilience: Natural Hazards, Climate Change, and Humanitarian Needs - A paper for the 2016 Brussels Conference on Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

Unless urgent action is taken to build the resilience of Afghanistan’s households, communities, and environment, much of the country’s development gains over the past 15 years could be at risk.


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Reports and Books
Building Resilience, Integrating Gender: Women, Natural Resources and Climate Change in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme, Afghanistan Resilience Consortium

This paper’s goals are twofold. First is to shine greater light on the valuable contributions that women play in the management of natural resources and maintaining healthy ecosystems in Afghanistan. Second is to expand on these contributions and provide concrete recommendations for mainstreaming gender into sectoral policies, increase gender equality in decision-making, and strengthen community-level resilience to natural hazards andclimate change in Afghanistan.


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Reports and Books
Fifth National Report to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity - Submitted by the National Environmental Protection Agency, 31 March 2014
Afghanistan, National Environmental Protection Agency

This Fifth National Report to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity is an important update on our national efforts to protect Afghanistan’s precious biodiversity. As this report shows, we have a long way to go to achieve our own targets, as well as the global Aichi Biodiversity Targets; nevertheless, a new era of conservation in Afghanistan is dawning and the National Environmental Protection Agency, together with key partners, will continue its efforts to raise biodiversity conservation to a higher place on the national and local agenda.


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Environment and Humanitarian Action Country Study: Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

The Afghanistan Environment and Humanitarian Action (EHA) country-level study is one in a series of studies undertaken by the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU) in 2015 that assesses the extent to which environmental concerns have been mainstreamed in humanitarian action. The study provides guidance and advice to humanitarian actors on how to improve environmental mainstreaming in a protracted crisis.


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Policy and Strategy Documents
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP)
United Nations Environment Programme

This National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for Afghanistan has been prepared by the National Environmental Protection Agency of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, with technical and advisory inputs from relevant government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, international development organizations and user groups at both national and provincial levels. The NBSAP’s purpose is two-fold: firstly, to provide the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with a policy document that can help guide the development of the country’s future biodiversity conservation and management programming, and secondly to communicate biodiversity conservation priorities in Afghanistan to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (a requirement of all countries acceding to the Convention), to other government agencies in Afghanistan, and to Afghanistan’s development partners.


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Factsheets
Mountain Partners: Increasing Community Resilience in Response to Severe Winters and Floods: Eco-DRR Project Fact Sheet: Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

This is a site fact sheet for the Afghanistan ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) project conducted by UNEP and the European Commission from 2012-2015. It highlights the project’s key partnerships, interventions and targets.


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Manuals and Guides
An introductory guide to sources of traditional fodder and forage and usage
United Nations Environment Programme

This illustrated Field Guide is intended to introduce field workers and project managers, as well as those generally interested in the rural development of Afghanistan, to the field crops and wild plants on which farming and pastoral families feed their livestock, particularly through the winter. These crops and plants are cultivated, grazed and gathered as part of closely integrated traditional, but adaptive and resilient farming and pastoral systems. This guide is aimed at introducing teachers, students, field workers and managers to both the cultivated crops and wild fodder and forage plants that contribute to these often complex systems. IT should provide interesting and instructive to field students, extension officers, amateur botanists, community leaders and field project managers everywhere.


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Reports and Books, Policy and Strategy Documents
Recommended Strategy for Conflict Resolution of Competing High Pasture Claims of Settled and Nomadic Communities in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this document is to lay out a possible road map through which conflicts between settled populations and nomads over access to summer pastures may begin to be resolved. It does not attempt to resolve the conflict but to lay out factors which need to be taken into account and to suggest a workable process. The overall goal is to advance peace and sustainable pasture utilization, impeded by these conflicts.The road-map is prepared for all stakeholders including settled and nomadic communities themselves and their traditional and political representatives.


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