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. MORE
Launched in 1992, the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) funds environmental projects implemented by civil society. In Afghanistan, funding has been made available to a wide range of organizations, including those that work on issues related to women, local communities and indigenous groups. These funds have enabled projects covering biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, sustainable forest management, international waters and the elimination of harmful chemicals.more
UNDP builds government capacity to integrate risk and impact assessments into development plans at the local level. We help the government study climate change scenarios and assess alternatives for the agriculture sector in four provinces. We also assist Community Development Councils to integrate climate change risk into their planning.more