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

Increased Precipitation Unpredictability/Variability

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Energy

Infrastructure

Human Health

Water Resources

Funding & Country Climate Context

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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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Climate Change Information

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Afghanistan

(GHG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Afghanistan

Afghanistan Photo Gallery

GHG Emissions Fact Sheet: Afghanistan
(GHG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Afghanistan

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Afghanistan

Stories from the Area

Climate extremes are one of many drivers of acute food insecurity in Afghanistan.
Young boy standing and holding handle of covered wagon