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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 […]

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 […]

Innovative Projects Launched in Karbala

Three innovative projects focusing on environmental sustainability, jobs for unemployed youth and digitization of the public sector have today been launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq in partnership with the Governorate of Karbala. The project launches reaffirm UNDP Iraq's commitment to supporting communities in Karbala, and included: Job Matching for Karbala […]

New Agreement prioritises Iraq's Environmental Sustainability

Iraq's environmental sustainability prioritized in new UNEP/UNDP agreement The UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Regional Office for West Asia based in Manama, Bahrain, and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq have joined forces, signing a four-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that aims to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, particularly the environmental […]

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, […]

Japan, UNEP cooperate on Post-Conflict Recovery in Iraq

Japan, UNEP deepen cooperation on plastic pollution and post-conflict recovery Japan and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced a new cooperative effort to tackle plastic pollution across Asia and support post-conflict environmental recovery in Iraq and South Sudan. Japan will contribute US$6.9 million to four UNEP-led projects. The bulk of the funding will […]

Debris-Recycling to bolster return of Displaced in Iraq

Debris-recycling initiative seeks to bolster return of displaced in Iraq, amidst growing risks of COVID-19 outbreak With support from the Government of Japan, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is joining forces with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to launch an innovative debris-recycling project that will help displaced persons in Kirkuk Governorate, northern Iraq, return […]