Climate Change and Governance in Afghanistan

01 December 2017

This report provides a broad overview of climate change governance in Afghanistan. The report identifies past achievements, current and future entry points enhance mainstreaming of climate change into the country’s national development framework. It focuses primarily on the government institutions, legislative frameworks, sectoral policies and strategies, and interministerial coordination mechanisms relevant to addressing Afghanistan’s urgent climate change adaptation and mitigation needs. Particular emphasis is placed on the most crucial areas identified in Afghanistan’s National Adaptation Programme of Action, which are: agriculture, biodiversity and ecosystems, energy and infrastructure, forests and rangelands, natural disasters, and water.