Kajaki Dam


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.

    Funding and Key Indicators

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    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)



    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)

    36.6 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    Climate Change Information

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