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UN Envoy Supports Greenbelts in Iraq

Speaking at a ministerial meeting on sand and dust-storms in the region, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya, on 21 February, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler (pictured), expressed his support for greenbelts in Iraq and proposed the establishment of a regional […]

UN’s Kobler on Sand- and Dust-Storms

SRSG Martin Kobler delivered the following addresss to the Twenty-seventh session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum, in Nairobi, Kenya: I feel honoured to be here with you today at this important event. We came here to Nairobi from many different countries to discuss how we can make a difference. We care about the […]

Sandstorms, Corruption Make Ninawa Farmers Abandon Land And Home

By Mohammed Omar al-Qaysi. 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. Farmers in Ninawa are being forced to abandon their farms in droves because of desertification. And now they say, to make matters worse, those who […]

Iran, Iraq pay $1.2 bn to Battle Sandstorms

A top Iranian environment official said on Monday that Tehran and Baghdad will jointly invest $1.2 billion [1.4 trillion Iraqi dinars] in a project to reduce the number of sand dunes in a bid to cut the number of sandstorms. “In order to reduce gravel levels we have signed an agreement with a foreign company […]