The United Nations Vice-Chancellor, in an announcement urged the presence of an Afghan representative in the next "COP" climate change meeting.
UNAMA said that Afghanistan is one of the 10 most vulnerable countries in terms of climate change in the world.
“Nearly 20 million Afghans face emergency or crisis levels of food insecurity, driven by a third consecutive year of drought, economic pressures, and high vulnerability to other natural hazards – including two devastating earthquakes in the last two years. We are not approaching COP29 with yet another statement on Afghanistan’s absence,” said Roza Otunbayeva, the head of UNAMA.
However, the National Environmental Protection Agency said that 32 of its projects worth more than $825 million dollars have been suspended by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
"If these projects start in the normal process and a green light is shown for us to start these projects with our partner institutions, this can have an effect on the climate crisis in the management of droughts, floods and other sectors that are vulnerable to climate change," said Rohullah Amin, head of climate change of the National Environmental Protection Agency.
The spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, Zabihullah Mujahid, said that Afghanistan is a victim of this phenomenon and it is necessary for the countries of the world to help in this matter without considering the political issues with Afghanistan.
"Unfortunately, the institutions that exist in the world to prevent the harm of climate change, they have also made the issue of climate politics political. The Islamic Emirate has been in power for two years, but is not invited to these meetings," Zabihullah Mujahid said.
Meanwhile, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) began with the participation of representatives of 198 countries that are members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and with the presence of heads of a number of countries, the private sector, bilateral and multilateral financial institutions of the United Nations, civil society in Dubai.