• Income group: low income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.459
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 9,809
  • Population: 25,500,100
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Medium-high climate risk
Vision Statement

In term of national development policies, plans, and legal frameworks, considerable effort has been placed on addressing environmental challenges, disaster risk reduction, food security, water security, protection of forest and rangelands, and biodiversity conservation, all of which have clear relevance to climate change adaptation.

Empirical evidence from Afghanistan on NbS effectiveness

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Rural population
  • Urban population
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Economy
    • Sustainable development / green growth
    • Livelihood security
    • Energy security
  • Broad type of indirect action
    • Investment in climate change research / monitoring
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Institutional capacity building
    • Community capacity building

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Planning for proper watershed management and promoted through community-based natural resources management.

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Regenerational of at least 40% of existing degraded forests and rangeland areas (the area covered will be approximately 232,050 ha for forestry; and 5.35 million ha for rangelands). Finance needs: 2.5Bn US$.