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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
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
Reports and Books
Gender equality and the environment: A Guide to UNEP's work
United Nations Environment Programme

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
Reports and Books
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
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
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
Reports and Books
National biodiversity: Strategy & action plan: Framework for implementation 2014-2017
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

The purpose of this report is two-fold: firstly, to provide the Government of Afghanistan with a policy document that will be useful in guiding development of its future biodiversity conservation and management programming, and secondly for communicating 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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2014
Reports and Books
Asia Protected Planet Report 2014: Tracking progress towards targets for protected areas in Asia
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

This report assesses progress towards the achievement of elements of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 in 24 selected countries in East Asia, South Asia and South-east Asia. These are referred to as the “Asia Region” throughout this report and are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam.


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2014
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
Annual Reports
Asian Development Outlook 2014: Fiscal Policy for Inclusive Growth
Asian Development Bank

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