A senior official with the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) said that average precipitation in Afghanistan has dropped by 37 percent compared to last year.
The official said that more than 1,700 people have died due to effects of climate changes including floods last year.
“The precipitation rate of snow and rain dropped by 37 percent. It has a massive impact on our environment,” said the deputy head of the NEPA.
A conference was held in Kabul’s Serena hotel, where the participants exchanged views on the effects of the climate change and ways to counter it.
“Climate change has affected the lives of 8 billion people on the earth," said Abdul Rahim Khuram, organizer of the event.
Charity Watson, Coordination Officer at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, said that after August 2021, the climate change issue has been largely neglected.
"However, due to the collective work and awareness-raising of the public and private sectors as well as NGOs and members of the international community, this issue is now getting more attention,” she said.
Speaking at the conference, the Chargée d’Affaires a.i. -Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan, said that climate change “poses a profound challenge to the people of Afghanistan, especially women and children.
“During my stay in Afghanistan, where I have been hosted and living for more than a year and the visit to different provinces, I have observed that the Afghans say; may Kabul be without gold but never without snow…,” she said.
The Islamic Emirate’s officials claimed that greenhouse gasses have caused the massive destruction to the climate in Afghanistan, while it has not played any role in producing it.
They also called its production illegal and urged the top world countries to help the vulnerable countries.