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Iraq - Country Climate and Development Report

In Iraq, a multidimensional development and climate crisis is brewing. Iraq's oil-dependent development model, weakening human and institutional capacity, and its deep social divides and inequalities are ingredients of a "perfect storm" centering on a development-climate-fragility nexus. Climate change threatens the social contract in Iraq, which has already been eroded by elite capture, widespread clientelism, […]

After Comeback, Southern Iraq's Marshes are now Drying Up

By Wil Crisp for Yale Environment 360. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After Comeback, Southern Iraq's Marshes Are Now Drying Up After recovering from Saddam Hussein's campaign to drain them, Iraq's Mesopotamian Marshes are disappearing as a regional drought enters […]

Video: Climate Change Endangers Fisheries

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fish farming communities in Iraq are seeing a decline in their harvests for the second year. Climate change is also taking a toll on the inland fishing industry. The city's catch is down […]

Iraq's Interlinked Drought and Climate Crises

A dry horizon: Iraq's interlinked drought and climate crises In 2022, Iraq witnessed a second consecutive year of drought and record low levels of rainfall across the country. Drought conditions are exacerbated by the broader impacts of climate change as Iraq remains one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to rising temperatures, decreased […]

Dust Storms and Climate Change hammer Iraq

By Jassim Al-Falahy, Iraqi Minister of Environment, for Newsweek. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Dust Storms, Climate Change Hammer Iraq In Iraq this past spring, the air sometimes was orange. Not the sky, the air. It looked like what I imagine […]

New Report: Migration, Environment, and Climate Change in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq has been named the fifth-most vulnerable country to climate breakdown, affected by soaring temperatures, insufficient and diminishing rainfall, intensified droughts and water scarcity, frequent sand and dust storms, and flooding. Compounding this, water policies in neighbouing countries have shrunk vital water sources, while rapid population growth, urbanization, and inefficient water use […]

Iraq girds to apply Solutions to Climate Change

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Grappling with climate change, Iraq girds to apply solutions Iraqis are enduring a summer season of blazing heat and blowing dust storms. While causing acute issues, these two challenges are long-term problems-with few […]

Call to support Iraq in Adapting to Climate Change

On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, UN and NGOs call for action to support Iraq in managing water and adapting to climate change As Iraq confronts multiple challenges caused and exacerbated by climate change, including prolonged heat waves, declining precipitation, loss of fertile land, salinisation, insufficient infrastructure investments, transboundary water shortages and a […]

Video: Drought, War and Sanctions hurting Iraqi Date Industry

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq date industry: Drought, war and sanctions affecting exports Iraq has long been known as a major global exporter of dates. But water shortages, wars and sanctions have led to nearly 15 million […]

Climate Crisis Worsens Desertification in Iraq

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Climate crisis worsens desertification in Iraq The Iraqi authorities are warning of the high rate of desertification in the country amid other environmental and economic problems. Click here to […]