As part of London Climate Action Week, join us on Monday 24th June for the exclusive premiere of our brand new film, Be The Light.

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Climate action in Afghanistan

For communities in Afghanistan, the climate crisis isn’t a distant threat - it’s already here.

Nestled within the majestic Hindu Kush mountains, Afghanistan is a country which holds a rich tapestry of history and culture, woven with an agricultural heritage that has sustained its people for millennia. Today, around three quarters of the population still depend on the land for their food and income.

But in recent years, the catastrophic impacts that climate change is having on food security, livelihoods, and safety in Afghanistan - from multi-year droughts that decimate yields, to flash floods which wash away homes, crops and livestock - has been exacerbating an already dire humanitarian emergency which unfurled following the Taliban takeover in 2021. This means that a huge number of families, who have been resiliently living off of the land for generations, are now finding themselves in really difficult positions. 

To tackle the wide-ranging impacts of this climate emergency, Afghanaid and its partners in the Afghanistan Resilience Consortium have been investing in local knowledge to build resilience in Afghanistan for more than a decade. Our new film, Be The Lightexplores how these inclusive initiatives have driven community-led climate action - and how you can join Afghan change-makers as a beacon of hope for a brighter future.

Programme

6:30pm - Doors open

7:00pm - Film starts

7:30pm - Panel discussion followed by reception

8:30pm - Event ends

Meet the panellists

Catherine Philp - World Affairs Editor, The Times

Guru Naik - Deputy Director of Climate Action, Afghanaid

Esmatullah Khyber - Postgraduate climate change and international development researcher and Afghan climate activist

Get your ticket now to avoid disappointment

If you would like to attend our exclusive premiere at Screen On The Green, you can buy tickets below. There are a limited number, so snap yours up before it's too late.

Can't come but would still like to contribute? You can donate to our climate adaptation projects here. We will be releasing our film in weekly episodes throughout July, so please sign up to our email newsletter today to ensure you receive the exclusive instalments straight into your inbox.

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