Speaking at a press conference, the deputy head of the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), Zainul Abideen Abid, said that Afghanistan itself played a role in 0.8% of climate change, but is the sixth vulnerable country due to climate change.
Referring to the conflicts over the past several decades, he also said the use of "weapons and chemical materials” during the recent war harmed the climate and plant life in Afghanistan.
“Afghanistan has played a role in 0.8% of climate change,” he said.
Aziz Rahman, acting head of the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), said that 32 projects in the field of climate change have been suspended. He said that the agency also prevented smuggling of 400 types of animals.
He expressed concerns about the effect of climate changes on Afghanistan.
“Afghanistan is one of the countries which has been affected by climate change but we have a very little part in climate change,” he said.
“The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) has prevented smuggling of 493 birds and wild animals,” he said.
Meanwhile, Abid said that more than 14,000 facilities have been examined and provided with air filters. He said that restrictions have been placed on cutting down trees and hunting nationwide.
“We have been able to monitor Afghanistan's jungle and protect our jungles,” Abid said.
To solve the problems of sewage, the officials of NEPA said a comprehensive plan has been formed in coordination with the relevant ministries.