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COVID-19 and Environmental Sustainability in Iraq

Impact of COVID-19 on Environmental Sustainability in Iraq Impact of COVID-19 on Environmental Sustainability in Iraq is the fifth in a series released by UNDP on the impact of COVID-19 in Iraq. It emphasizes how the pandemic has exacerbated Iraq's environmental fragility, which was already affected by legacies of conflict, lack of significant public sector and governance reforms, loss of […]

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, […]

Prioritising the Environmental Aspects of Iraqi Vision 2030

UNDP facilitate national discussions to prioritize the environmental dimensions of Iraqi vision 2030 By Sundus Abbas, SDGs focal point, UNDP Iraq. Launching a roadmap to prioritize environmental SDG targets and indicators in Iraq is highly important for the Government of Iraq, taken in consideration the current baselines, environmental risks, trends, synergies and trade-off with other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

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, […]