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Environment

The Challenge of Climate Change

Climate change threatens to undo many of the development gains made in Afghanistan over the last decade, particularly for the rural poor. Forest coverage has been decimated, little land is available for farming, and environmental degradation and poor management of natural resources have left a legacy of pollution and public health issues. Despite an abundance of renewable energy possibilities – including wind, water and solar – inadequate technology and a lack of policy and management capacity mean these are not properly exploited.

Renewable Energy. Adapting communities. Eco-systems

UNDP is working to ensure that national and subnational government, local bodies, civil society organizations and the private sector have increased capacity to manage natural resources. Our projects promote more efficient and sustainable agriculture and mining, improve infrastructure, and support the adoption of renewable or energy-efficient power.
We create sustainable jobs where they are most needed, improve disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation techniques, and reduce intercommunal conflict over scare natural resources. By improving access to clean energy, we boost public health, government service delivery and enterprise productivity.
UNDP supports the Government of Afghanistan on climate change adaption, climate change induced risks, biodiversity conservation and sustainable rural energy, and preparation for natural disasters.

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rural infrastructures DEVELOPED 

and 420 ha of rangeland benefitting 45,171 and 580 households respectively.

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