Decades of conflict have caused serious and widespread land and resource degradation. This has been driven by unsustainable management practices and is now being exacerbated further by climate change. Afghanistan faces a range of issues including remnants of war, water and resource conflicts and corruption, while long-term efforts to rebuild environmental governance and address degradation are being hampered by its ongoing insecurity.



The slow violence of pollution in Afghanistan

Pollution is killing more people in Afghanistan each year than armed violence. While efforts have been made to build environmental governance since 2003, addressing the health and environmental threats posed by pollution in the face of insecurity, high levels of corruption and with limited financial resources remains an enormous challenge.

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#COVID19 lockdown brings air pollution respite for #Kabul's long suffering residents. “In the past when we used to leave the house, the air was very polluted, the cars produced a lot of smoke, there were heaters in the houses that burned coal” #Afghanistan

Air Pollution Reduced in Kabul During Lockdown

The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) said Thursday the city's air pollution has dropped dramatically due to the change of the seasons, ...

Established in 2008 with international support, environmental law in #Afghanistan requires that local communities be directly involved in the planning of protected areas and able to benefit from their establishment and operation #biodiversity

In Afghanistan, a new national park carries hopes for conservation and peace

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