Tolo News: The National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) said that the international assistance to counter the effects of climate change have been reduced for Afghanistan after the Islamic Emirate [Taliban] came to power. Click here to read more (external link).
Hujjatullah Zia via Al Jazeera: Climate change is bringing about more devastation, forcing more Afghans to flee. Deportations from neighbouring countries will not stop them. Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service August 29, 2023 A top UN official expressed concerns that Afghanistan has been excluded from global discussions on climate change, despite being among the top 10 countries worldwide facing climate-related issues. Afghanistan has been excluded from the UN’s global climate summit talks since the Taliban takeover in 2021. Roza Otunbaeva, head of the UN
Tolo News: The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) said that the recent dust storms in the country are due to climate changes and droughts in Afghanistan and Asian countries. This comes as dusty wind has engulfed the city of Kabul. “1.5 percent of the country is forest, we cannot reduce the air pollution. Also, the
Undark: “Some key positions in climate sectors are filled by Mullahs” — or religious scholars — “who have zero understanding about climate issues,” said Najibullah Sadid, a water resource expert who has lived in and conducted research in Afghanistan, and is based at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Click here to read more (external
Al Jazeera: Call for funding grows for diplomatically isolated Afghanistan, which has faced natural disasters because of climate change. As the climate summit kicked off on November 6, the UN mission in Afghanistan called for urgent collective climate action, saying the country is “one of the least prepared against climate shocks”. It added that Afghanistan
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi November 7, 2022 The Taliban-led Afghan government says Afghanistan faces difficulties related to climate change and development assistance from the international community is needed to reduce the negative effects. The Taliban-led government’s Foreign Affairs Ministry says that this year alone Afghanistan has lost more than $2 billion due to the negative effects
Tolo News: Several officials of the Islamic Emirate [Taliban] expressed their concerns at the Global Climate Change Week meeting about the negative impacts of climate change on the country. Abdul Salam Hanafi, the second deputy to the prime minister, said during a gathering marking Global Climate Change Week that people have been hurt by floods
8am: According to sources in Daikundi, this natural disaster has hit Khadir and Mir Amoor districts and some central parts of this province. The residents of Daikundi said that tens of acres of agricultural land and water supply canals are destroyed as a result of this incident. Click here to read more (external link). Related
AP: The severe drought, now in its second year, has dramatically worsened the already desperate situation in the country. Click here to read more (external link).