Can the Taliban address climate-related risks in Afghanistan?

October 26 - 2021
  • climate security
  • afghanistan

Can the Taliban address climate-related risks in Afghanistan? In the wake of the Taliban takeover, Afghanistan is confronted with various risks to human security and hard security, especially in the context of climate change.

In June 2020, the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons in the Council of Europe tabled a 
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First-ever UN Food Systems Summit

September 22 - 2021
On 23 September 2021, the UN General Assembly in New York hosted the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit.
On 2 September 2021, the Planetary Security Initiative of the Clingendael Institute along with partner organization EcoPeace Middle East organized a digital dialogue ”Climate change: Entry point f