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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, […]

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 […]

KRG Building Ponds for Water Management

Building ponds: a strategic project, proper administration and quick implementation The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ninth Cabinet has focused greatly on agriculture, the industrial sector, water, and has implemented dozens of projects in these fields over the past three years. The Ninth Cabinet has built ponds and dams. Ponds are important to conserve water and […]

Iraqi PM pushes Basra Desalination Project

By John Lee. The Prime Minister, Mr. Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, has chaired a meeting this week discussing the sea water desalination project in Basra Governorate. During the meeting, they discussed "the acceleration of contracting and financing mechanisms." The Prime Minister affirmed the government's intention to involve reliable international companies in the implementation of the project. […]

Transforming Kurdistan's Water Sector through Digitalization

Transforming Kurdistan Region's water sector through digitalization The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources is working towards adopting a smarter approach to water management by working towards digitalizing the water sector, another goal on Prime Minister Masrour Barzani's agenda for the reform and digitalization of government services. Paving the road to developing water […]

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 […]

New Water Treatment Plant opened in Sinjar

The newly built Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System in al-Qayrawan, Sinjar, has officially been opened with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ninewa Governorate. The newly built water treatment system will provide uninterrupted access to clean drinking water to over 9,500 people living […]

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 […]