US diplomat says Afghanistan at forefront of climate change battle

US Charge d’Affaires Karen Decker

Karen Decker, the United States Chargé d’Affaires to Afghanistan, stated that Afghanistan is at the forefront of the global fight against climate change, highlighting the urgent need for impactful action.

Decker emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts to mitigate climate effects and foster a sustainable future. “Earth Day 2024 reminds us it is our duty to save the planet,” she said. “Small actions make a big difference, and Afghanistan is at the forefront of the battle against climate change.”

This statement coincides with a report from the UN Development Programme, which warned that Afghanistan is on the verge of a climate catastrophe.