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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 […]

Realities of Climate-Induced Migration in Iraq's Southern Cities

Realities of Climate-Induced Migration in Iraq's Southern Cities: New IOM Report Environmental degradation over the last 10 years has severely damaged Iraq's agricultural sector. Worsening water scarcity and quality has left the sector unable to support sufficient and sustainable livelihoods, particularly in rural areas, where it has long been the main workforce employer. This has […]

Climate Change Workshop in Erbil

Climate Change Awareness Raising Workshop The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Iraq, in partnership with UNDP and Ministry of Environment, conducted a two-day training workshop in Erbil on Climate Change within the implementation of the Iraq National Adaptation Plan Project (NAP) aiming at "building the institutional capacity to advance the National Adaptation Plan process in […]

Water Scarcity threatens Lives and Development in Iraq

Running Dry: water scarcity threatens lives and development in Iraq Nearly 3 out of 5 children in Iraq have no access to safely managed water services and less than half of all schools in the country have access to basic water risking children's health, nutrition, cognitive development, and future livelihoods. The MENA region is reported […]

Iraqi Kurdistan Water Crisis blamed on Climate and Iran

By Saman Dawod for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan water crisis blamed on climate and Iran Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has asked citizens to ration water. Click here to read the full story.

Iraq approves Paris Climate Accord

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq approves Paris climate accord in step toward curtailing oil dependence Iraq faces significant hurdles in transitioning to an economy without oil dependence, and future trends can be expected to exacerbate […]

Iraq launches Plan for Climate Change Resilience

Iraq launches National Adaptation Plan process for climate change resilience The Government of Iraq, in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has launched a process to develop a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to build the country's resilience to climate change. The NAP process aims to reduce vulnerability to the negative impacts of climate change, […]

Iraqis face Record-Breaking Heat, Electricity Cuts

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis face record-breaking heat, electricity cuts Iraqis are contending with record-breaking temperatures and a poorly functioning electricity system as a heat wave sweeps across the country. On Tuesday, the Iraqi capital, […]

Iraq committed to Mitigating Climate Change

Iraq is committed in its efforts to achieve climate security. Mitigation efforts, employing local and international resources, that ensure food and water security are met and are a priority for the government due to them being major effects of climate change. This was stated at the stakeholders consultation on Iraq’s nationally determined contributions to the […]

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 […]