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Andrew Scanlon
UNEP Afghanistan Programme

A small but growing EIA sector is now developing in Afghanistan.

Achievements to date include:

  • EIA regulations have been approved and will be gazetted shortly;
  • EIA administrative guidelines have been approved;
  • A pollution control policy paper has been approved;
  • Work has been started on the development of a waste management policy and of environmental quality standards for air, water and pollution control;
  • A survey to identify the types of chemicals currently used by the industry in Afghanistan and the main chemical pollutants likely to have a significant impact on human health has been conducted; and
  • A report on the determination of waste streams in Afghanistan has been developed.

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