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Afghanistan: Climate Change

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) objectives, (b) proposed timescale and (c) estimated costs are of his Department's proposed climate change assessment for Afghanistan. (240847)

The current DFID-funded climate change assessment for Afghanistan will assess the impact of forecast climate change, including the impact of drought on the domestic wheat harvest and its contribution to food insecurity, raise national and international awareness of the risks, and support the government of Afghanistan, donors, the private sector and NGOs in implementing policies to adapt to and mitigate changes. The assessment is expected to be completed by the end of January 2009. DFID has budgeted up to £110,585 for the assessment.