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Afghanistan’s Climate Woes Worsen Under the Taliban

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Fair Planet, 6 July 2022

The environment-focussed website quotes from guest author Mayar’s AAN piece:

Commenting on the state of the environment in the Taliban’s Afghanistan, Mohammad Assem Mayar, a researcher at the Afghanistan Analysts Network, stated that ruptured ties with erstwhile donors and the international system in general have torpedoed many activities aimed at mitigating the harm of climate change.

“Funding has been suspended for significant drought prevention and water management projects such as the 222.50 million USD World Bank project to develop early warning and response systems, the Asian Development Bank’s Arghandab Integrated Water Resources Development project and the Afghanistan Drought Early Warning Decision Support Tool, which was in a test phase,” Assem Mayar noted in his latest report.