Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: The United Nations COP 28 climate change meeting hosted by the United Arab Emirates began on Thursday, November 30 and is chaired by Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, the executive director of the country's National Oil Company.
In the situation that Afghanistan is one of the biggest countries affected by climate change in recent years, this meeting was held without the presence of the representative of Afghanistan.
Rohullah Amin, head of climate change of the National Environmental Protection Department of the Islamic Emirate, said today (Saturday, DEC 2) in an interview with AVA reporter that despite the efforts of the Environment Department, this meeting was held without the presence of the Afghan representative and the United Nations discussed the humanitarian issue with Politics has made one.
According to him, this meeting was extremely important for underdeveloped countries like Afghanistan, because if the Afghan representative attended the meeting, environmental rights and financial opportunities would be used for the benefit of the Afghan people.
According to Rohullah Amin's words, the issue of climate change is not specific to one geography, region and Afghanistan, but it is a trans-regional and global issue.
Criticizing the United Nations, the head of climate change of the National Environmental Protection Agency of the Islamic Emirate added that the absence of Afghanistan's representative at the COP 28 meeting means depriving the Afghan people of environmental rights and financial opportunities from climate change.
He also added that the consequence of the non-attendance of Afghan representatives in this meeting is negative and affects the goals of the United Nations Convention and other environmental protection organizations.
Mr. Amin adds that the absence of Afghanistan's representative in this meeting will cause the country's vulnerable society to lose environmental financial opportunities.
This official of the National Environmental Protection Agency says that at the COP 28 climate change meeting, a climate change financial fund was created and on the first day of the meeting, about 500 million dollars was collected in this fund for vulnerable countries.
He added that the National Environmental Protection Agency of Afghanistan is trying to participate in the next meetings.
He said: "The issue of climate change has nothing to do with politics and it is completely a human right that the implementation of environmental projects is for the benefit of the people who are affected by climate change. Afghanistan is actually vulnerable to climate change and as a country vulnerable to "Climatic changes are in the sixth place".
The head of climate change of the National Environmental Protection Agency noted that Afghanistan's agriculture and water sectors are actually vulnerable to climate change.
Referring to UNAMA's announcement regarding the suspension of climate change financial aid in Afghanistan, he said that the suspension of climate change financial aid in Afghanistan; It has been a tragedy and injustice for the people of Afghanistan, and this makes the country's environmental department unable to do anything to deal with climate change.
The United Nations COP 28 Climate Change Summit, hosted by the United Arab Emirates, began on Thursday, 9 August, and is chaired by Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber, the executive director of the country's National Oil Company.
More than 70,000 people are expected to participate in this conference, which will continue until December 12.
Before other discussions, the representatives of the countries are expected to agree on the creation of a new fund to pay the damages caused by climate change to vulnerable and poor countries.
In this conference, the representatives of the countries of the world will also negotiate on the gradual elimination of the use of coal, oil and gas, which are the main causes of climate change.
Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, on the second day of the United Arab Emirates climate change summit (COP 28), warned of the catastrophic effects of these changes and said that the future of humanity is uncertain.
This is the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference. Since the first agreement on climate change in 1992, annual conferences have been held by this organization.