English | دری

UN to help Afghanistan combat the effects of climate change

in Afghan Business

UN to help Afghanistan combat the effects of climate change

The United Nations (UN) would assist Afghanistan with fighting the adverse effects of climate change.

United Nations Environment Department announced the implementation of a USD 6mn program in coordination with the Afghan government.

The program would be implemented in the most vulnerable regions of Afghanistan, namely Badakhshan, Balkh, Bamyan and Daikundi, and would enable government agencies to handle independently the risks of climate change.

According to the UN Environment Department, natural disasters such as drought, sand storms and harsh winters have affected more than 6 million people since 1998 onwards.

UN has listed Afghanistan as one of the most vulnerable countries towards climate changes in the world. Effects of natural disasters in this country are devastating and the Afghan government has limited capacity in addressing this problem.

The proposed program would take into consideration these factors: Improved water management, proper irrigation management in the communities, improved agriculture and forestry, research on climate change signals, and food safety.

Tree planting and vocational educations to people are the highlights of this program, according to the program officials.

According to the reports, the Afghan government would contribute to this program through the National Department of Environmental Protection.



Related Articles

3 new turbines being installed in Grishk dam

The two old turbines of the Grishk dam are to be replaced by three new turbines to increase the power

Women in Government Internship Program Celebrates Three Years of Success

USAID’s Women in Government Internship Program marked its first three years by celebrating two major milestones this week: the placement

Middle East’s first official Apple store opens in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

The first official Apple store of the Middle East region opens in Dubai and Abu Dhabi cities of the United

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.