Kabul, 1 November 2021 (GNP/TDI): Afghanistan’s Taliban urged international donors to resume full support for green projects. Also, this statement came in light of the start of the COP26 summit.
United Nations Climate Change conference is called COP26. In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. The Taliban Regime seized power in Afghanistan in August after overthrowing the former US-backed regime.
The international community has not recognized this new regime. The new regime is not presenting itself in the event. The world leaders gather in Glasgow to renew plans to tackle the global climate crisis.
Senior Taliban leader, Suhail Shaheen said that climate programs in Afghanistan that had already been approved should continue. There is a need for tremendous work. Moreover, he mentioned, UNDP, Afghan Aid, And Green Climate Fund funded these projects.
Relief agencies told drought in Afghanistan can be extremely dangerous. It could force 22 million into acute food insecurity. But the work of international agencies has been disrupted by the change in regime.
Consequently, international donors are reluctant to work with the group. Shaheen stressed, however, that the Taliban would be able to ensure the security of teams working in the projects.