Welcome to the Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index, where Earth.Org examines the policies and actions regarding the environment of every nation on earth. Combining the most respected global indexes on pollution, climate change, policy, energy, oceans, biodiversity we have produced an overall Global Index, which will be updated annually. This is the Global Sustainability Index scorecard for Afghanistan.

With social tensions and conflict rife, it is almost understandable that Afghanistan’s climate commitments have lagged behind those of other countries. Nevertheless, the country is highly vulnerable to the climate crisis as it already suffers from severe floods and drought, which will become more severe and frequent as the crisis worsens. Scientists have predicted an increase in average temperatures of up to 4°C relative to 1999, which would devastate the agricultural sector, on which most Afghans rely for food.

Global Sustainability Index scorecard for Afghanistan

* Our Climate Change Ranking considers this country’s efforts/impact toward climate change insufficient and thus has not ranked it.

** Our Energy ranking considers emission intensity (units of energy per unit of GDP). When one or both are low enough to make their influence negligible on a global scale, the country is left out of the ranking.

*** Afghanistan has no coast or naval activity.

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Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking image description: Afghanistan Rankings – Policy: 128, Pollution: 168, Climate Change: N/A, Oceans: N/A, Biodiversity: 16, Energy: N/A, Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking 190.