Since 2002, UNEP has taken an active role in laying the environmental foundations for sustainable development in Afghanistan. Decades of conflict and violence, coupled with drought and earthquakes, have had devastating impacts not only on the people of Afghanistan, but also on its natural environment, once pristine and rich in biological diversity. UNEP’s engagement began with a major post-conflict environmental assessment, published in 2003, conducted in conjunction with the Government of Afghanistan and Afghan environmental experts. The assessment highlighted serious and widespread land and resource degradation, including lowered water tables, desiccation of wetlands, widespread loss of vegetative cover, erosion and loss of wildlife. Find out more about UNEP's latest work in Afghanistan here. 

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