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Danish Red Crescent Society to evaluate harmful impacts of climate change in Afghanistan

KABUL: The General Director of the National Environmental Protection Agency of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), Hafiz Aziz Rahman met with the Climate Change Consultant of the Danish Red Crescent Society, Patrick Bolte, the authority said in a statement Saturday. In the meeting, the Climate Change Consultant of the Danish Red Crescent Society, Patrick Bolte said the East Asian countries including Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, and Afghanistan are the most vulnerable countries in terms of harmful impacts of climate change, in which the DRCS is going to evaluate the negative climate change impacts in Afghanistan, according to the statement. “Afghanistan despite low greenhouse gas emissions, is among the top ten countries most vulnerable to climate change, and the assessment will enable us to prepare a comprehensive plan and combat the increasing negative impacts of climate change and increase the resilience of vulnerable communities in the country,” the statement quoted Patrick Bolte as saying. Meanwhile, the General Director of the National Environmental Protection Agency of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), Hafiz Aziz Rahman said that decades of conflicts and the recent climate change crisis, in addition to huge human and financial losses have also put irreparable impacts on environment, water and agriculture sectors, in the country, the statement added. Climate change has caused the level of underground water unprecedentedly to drop and various infectious diseases to spread among the people in the country, the statement said. “Addressing the challenges of climate change is beyond the ability of the IEA and needs the necessary cooperation of the international community,” the statement quoted Hafiz Aziz Rahman as saying. Also, Hafiz Aziz Rahman called on those international institutions to resumption their environmental projects without consideration of political issues in the country and continue their financial and technical support with IEA, the statement further added. The Kabul times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.