Tag Archives | environment

Breaking Bad in Basra

By Michael Young, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Breaking Bad in Basra In an interview, Harith Hasan discusses how environmental degradation has affected sociopolitical stability in southern Iraq. Click here to read the full report.

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 […]

Illicit Activities, Instability in Iraq's Southern Border Area

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Eden Denied: Environmental Decay, Illicit Activities, and Instability in Iraq's Southern Border Area Iraq's Basra Governorate, on the border with Iran, has endured environmental degradation due to […]

Civil Society Role in Agriculture, Water and Environment

Role of Civil society associations in agriculture water and environment The Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq, in partnership with the Al-Aghsan Foundation for Agricultural and Environmental Development, held a workshop and a dialogue platform to strengthen partnership with civil society organizations (CSO) in Iraq. The workshop […]

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 […]

Strains on Marshes imperil Ecology, Way of Life

By Nicole Di Ilio for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Strains on ancient Mesopotamian marshes imperil ecology, way of life The marshes in southern Iraq have a unique ecosystem but face dangers due to climate change, dams built […]

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 […]

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 […]