Tagged on: Afghanistan

Reports and Books
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.


Download: English
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.


Download: English
Reports and Books
Climate Change and Governance in Afghanistan
Afghanistan, National Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides a broad overview of the landscape of climate change governance in Afghanistan in order to identify past achievements and current and future entry points for the further mainstreaming of climate change into the country’s national development framework.  The report focuses primarily on the government institutions, legislative frameworks, sectoral policies and strategies, and interministerial coordination mechanisms relevant to addressing Afghanistan’s urgent climate change adaptation and mitigation needs. Particular emphasis is placed on the most crucial areas identified in Afghanistan’s National Adaptation Programme of Action: agriculture, biodiversity and ecosystems, energy and infrastructure, forests and rangelands, natural disasters, and water.


Download: English, Dari
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.


Download: English, Dari
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.


Download: English, Dari