Afghanistan’s first-ever Environmental Short Films Contest held for International Environment Day
Jun 5, 2016
Kabul, Sunday, 05 June 2016 — Filmmakers, actors and writers from across Afghanistan today received awards in the country’s first-ever Environmental Short Films Contest, organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Environmental Protection Agency and Saba TV.
International Mother Earth Day 2016 Celebration in Bagh-e-Babur
Apr 26, 2016
On the International Mother Earth Day, UNDP/GEF's Small Grants Programme and EWA presented “Champion of Earth” awards to successful UNDP-supported environmentalists at a packed ceremony in Bagh-e-Babur. Rural Green Environment Organization - RGEO won the first award for reforesting a mountain in Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province that saved rare animals and plants and created livelihoods opportunities for thousands of locals
Kabul Youth Clean up Parks and Plant Trees to Celebrate International Volunteer Day
Dec 4, 2015
Kabul, 04 December 2015 — To mark International Volunteer Day, over 200 youth cleared rubbish and planted trees in east Kabul’s Ahmad Shah Baba Maina district. They sent a clear message that, with a little effort, anyone can transform their streets and parks into clean, livable spaces for children, families and communities.
Community initiative from Afghanistan wins UN prize
Sep 28, 2015
At a press conference held on Monday, September 21st, leaders from the United Nations joined Academy Award-nominated actor and activist Alec Baldwin to announce the 21 winning initiatives of this year’s Equator Prize, an international award that recognizes outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty, protect nature and strengthen resilience in the face of climate change.
Helen Clark: Statement on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan
Aug 3, 2015
I welcome President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, an ambitious agenda to cut carbon emissions which fuel climate change. UNDP is committed to supporting climate change action, and currently works in more than 140 countries on greenhouse emissions reductions and/or adaptation to climate change.
Volunteers to Clean Kool-e-Hashmat Khan to Save Rare Birds
Dec 5, 2014
Volunteers from Kabul participated in this cleaning campaign to advocate for restoration of Kool-e-Hashmat Khan, a wetland on the southeastern outskirts of Kabul City, to protect over 150 species of birds
Making Environmental Education Accessible For The People Of Bamyan
May 26, 2014
The first ever Environment Centre has been established in the province of Bamyan. The centre will provide environmental information and resources to civil servants, staff of non-governmental and civil society organisations, students and the local population.
Multi-partner Platform to Spur Community-Based Conservation Efforts in Badakhshan
Sep 5, 2013
Representatives from more than 30 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), relevant Government authorities and International NGOs participated in a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-Small Grants Programme (SGP)-led exercise aimed at enhancing their technical capacity for development of projects for environment conservation.
Focus on Building Capacity For Grassroots Action in Protection of Environment in Afghanistan
Aug 22, 2013
Kabul, Afghanistan: Representatives from 40 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Afghanistan participated in a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-Small Grants Programme (SGP)-led exercise aimed at enhancing their technical capacity for development of projects for natural resource management, climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation.
Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Theme of World Environment Day
Jun 6, 2013
Community-based approaches in disaster risk reduction in Afghanistan were unveiled as part of the observance of the World Environment Day, here today. Non-governmental Organizations displayed best practices in the areas of plans, policies, tools and methods to address the issue of natural disasters across regions in Afghanistan with a view to identify mechanisms to reduce the impact of natural disaster in comprehensive way.