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Review of the Socio-Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Afghanistan

Submitted by Michael Rastall 2nd April 2014 11:02

Households in Afghanistan: Photo Paolo Alfieri

Project description

This project, commissioned by the UK Department for International Development (DfID), aimed to strengthen Afghan capacity to manage the challenges arising from climate change.

The project analysed the socio-economic implications of climate change for policymakers and key constituencies within Afghanistan, and identified the steps needed to address climate change.

The work comprised two main areas of analysis:

- Scoping: mapping country-level analyses of climate change, mitigation and adaptation strategies. The exercise helped identify existing research, research gaps, and needs for further research.

- Country assessment: assessing the local impacts of climate change, including an analysis of the range of potential futures, costs and options for adaptation and for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.