Kajaki Dam

Afghanistan

At a Glance

Afghanistan’s political and socioeconomic challenges have curtailed its climate change adaptation capability. Impacts from the cycles of conflict, combined with population pressure, include damage to irrigation and other water systems, high incidence of malnutrition and diarrhea, deforestation, and under-realized renewable energy potential. Institutions face a lack of climatic data, limited manpower to analyze such data, competing demands on government and donor funding, and security restrictions that limit fieldwork to understand risks and assess adaptation options. Agriculture, waste, and industrial processes have been the top greenhouse gas emitters.

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2016).

    Climate Projections

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    Increased Drought Frequency

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    Increased Precipitation Unpredictability/Variability

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    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impact Areas

    Agriculture

    Energy

    Infrastructure

    Human Health

    Water Resources

    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.


    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    N/A

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    36.6 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth

    9.64%

    % Forested Area

    2.10%

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