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Iraq Sets up National Authority to Manage Environment

Iraq Sets up National Authority to Mobilize Global Climate Finance, Manage Environment and Climate Change Challenges On June 2018, Iraq has established a high-powered National Designated Authority to help mobilize global climate funding in support of dealing with pressures imposed by a range of environmental and climate change-related issues. This was announced by the Iraqi […]

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Strengthening Women’s Role in Protecting Iraq’s Environment

To strengthen women’s participation in national environment protection, disaster preparedness and risk response to climate action, an electronic platform was launched on “Women for Safe and Green Iraq” (WfSGI). This is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Environment, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The aim of WfGSI is to provide […]

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Video: Faw Peninsula faces Environmental Catastrophe

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Environmentalists say Iraq’s once fertile Faw Peninsula is facing catastrophe. The region has seen a major collapse in its fishing and farming industries due to drought and decades of wars. Al Jazeera‘s Imran […]

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Iraq prepares to curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Iraq prepares to curb greenhouse gas emissions through development of a roadmap for mitigation action A total of 27 Iraqi experts and officials discussed and agreed on an outline for Iraq’s actions towards mitigating the cause of climate change that will lead to the finalization of the country’s Roadmap for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA). […]

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Iraq’s Environment Faces Grim Reckoning

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq has been involved in many wars, but soon it will have to turn its attention to yet another front or risk being overwhelmed by an environmental crisis. Two coinciding […]

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Iran, Iraq to Cooperate on Environment

By John Lee. The head of Iran’s Department of the Environment, Masoumeh Ebtekar, and Iraq’s Minister of the Environment, Ibrahim Turki al-Juburi (Qutaiba al-Jibouri), have met to search for solutions to the environmental issues affecting the countries. According to the report from BasNews, the Ministers discussed the dust storms that blanket the region, particulate pollution, […]

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Oil Industry Loopholes Threaten Kurdistan’s Environment

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Legal Loopholes in Oil Industry Threaten Iraqi Kurdistan’s Environment The region of Iraqi Kurdistan is brimming with untapped oil resources. And multi-national oil companies know it. But because of […]

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Launch of First Environment Strategy for Iraq

The United Nations welcomed the launch of the National Environment Strategy and Action Plan (NESAP) in Baghdad on Monday, on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification. “This is a landmark step, the first ever national strategy for the environment and a blueprint for sustainable development in Iraq,” said Martin Kobler, the Special […]

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The UN in Iraq Goes Green

The UN in Iraq Goes Green: Taking a trip with the ‘Renewable Energy Travelling Roadshow’ The latest installation at the UN compound in Baghdad is big, blue, and rather pungent. It is also the first step towards a greener and more sustainable UN in Iraq. The large contraption sits in the garden under the trees. […]

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Iraqi Engineer Wins Goldman Prize

The 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize has been won by Iraqi engineer Azzam Alwash, for his work on the revival of the Iraqi marshes. Giving up a comfortable living and family life in California, Azzam Alwash returned to war-torn Iraq to lead local communities in restoring the once-lush marshes that were turned to dust bowls during […]

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