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Agriculture and Climate Change in Iraq

From Oxfam. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Unfarmed Now, Uninhabited When? Agriculture and climate change in Iraq Small-scale farmers in Iraq are among the most affected groups in Iraq by climate change and water scarcity. With the reduction of rainfall […]

Iraqi initiative to plant One Million Trees

By John Lee. Iraq has launched an initiative to plant one million trees and seedlings in order to increase green spaces, achieve sustainable development and reduce desertification. The Director General of the Non-Governmental Organizations Department, Mr. Ashraf Abdel Karim Al-Dahan, said the project includes environmental awareness, agricultural campaigns, and providing state institutions, universities, schools, public […]

UN calls for Support to help Iraq adapt to Climate Change

As Iraq becomes a Party to the Paris Agreement, the United Nations in Iraq is calling for solidarity with and support to people in Iraq in their efforts to confront climate change. Traditionally known as "the land between two rivers" or Mesopotamia, lush and fertile, Iraq is increasingly experiencing extreme climate events, compounding environmental fragility […]

Iraq's Economic Outlook has Improved, but Risks Abound

From the World Bank: Iraq: Rising Fiscal Risks, Water Scarcity, and Climate Change Threaten Gradual Recovery from Pandemic Iraq's economic outlook has improved on the back of the recovery of global oil markets, with its GDP projected to grow from 2.6% in 2021 to over 6% in 2022-23. Nevertheless, without accelerated economic reform, unforeseen domestic […]

COP26: Call for Urgent Climate Action in Iraq

As COP26 negotiations conclude, call for urgent climate action in Iraq is louder than ever The United Nations in Iraq has welcomed commitments made at COP26 in Glasgow but stresses the need for urgent action on these promises to limit climate change's adverse impacts on human rights and sustainable development in Iraq. Commitments made at […]

Fighting Climate Change "an Economic Opportunity" for Iraq

Writing in the Financial Times, Iraqi President Barham Salih argues that addressing climate change represents an opportunity for Iraq and the region to introduce measures that will leave them on a more solid foundation as they face the challenges of the decades to come. Click here to read the full article (subscription required) (Picture: Tigris […]

The Massive Challenge of Climate Action in Iraq

By Lizzie Porter, for The New Statesman. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The massive challenge of climate action in oil-dependent Iraq Oil provides 90 per cent of Iraq's revenue. Even as farmland dries up, fractured governance makes reform seem almost […]

A Climate Change Initiative to Transform Iraq

From the Office of the Iraqi President: Mesopotamia Revitalization Project: A Climate Change initiative to Transform Iraq and The Middle East Addressing climate change must become a national priority for Iraq. The country is one of the most at-risk from climate-change impact; according to the UN Environment Program, Iraq is the 5th most vulnerable globally […]