Reducing environmental degradation through sustainable fuel interventions in Afghan communities
RBGE - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Host Country Institutions:
DESCRIPTION: Engaging with selected rural communities in Afghanistan to prevent environmental degradation by reducing fuelwood collection through more efficient and sustainable fuel interventions, which benefit health (particularly of women) through reducing indoor smoke. Reduction in fuel required will reduce fuelwood removal and lessen pressure on biodiversity, securing ecosystem services.
PURPOSE: Environmental degradation reduced via sustainable fuel interventions in four communities (300 households, 3000 individuals) leading to a reduction in woody plant extraction with improved livelihoods, health and gender equality.
Related Projects: Building capacity for in-situ conservation in Iraq
, Building environmental planning capacity, training and data access in Afghanistan