Tag: Iraq

    We are living in an age of disorder and discontent – opinion

    Let’s read the opinion written by Sir John Jenkins for Arab News. He’s a senior fellow at Policy Exchange. Until December 2017, he was the corresponding director (Middle East) at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, based in Manama, Bahrain, and was a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He was […]

    Environmental activists were hiking on Mount Bradost in a blizzard
    29 Dec 2021

    Around a dozen hikers from an environmental organization made a trip to the peak of Mount Bradost in Erbil province on December 24 as a blizzard raged around them, Rudaw reports.  Mahdi Faraj, a member of the Nian Organization for Environmental Protection, told the media that they began hiking on the mountain in the early […]

    Droughts displacing families across Iraq: IOM tracking

    Thousands of families across Iraq continue to be displaced from their homes due to drought, tracking updates on climate-induced displacement show, painting a stark picture of the increasingly dire consequences of climate breakdown on the population and particularly the agricultural community, Rudaw states. At least 3,334 families remain displaced as a result of drought conditions […]

    Damage from 1990 Iraqi aggression ‘still visible’ in Kuwaiti environment
    25 Dec 2021

    Although enormous efforts have been exerted to rehabilitate Kuwait’s environment since the flagrant Iraqi aggression in 1990, scars of the destruction remain visible. The aggressors carried out a scorched earth policy, inflicting heavy damage to the land and the marine environment and polluting the air. They blew up and set afire oil wells, causing vast […]

    Iraq and Syria: More than 12 million people threatened by drought in 2021, warn aid groups

    A water crisis and droughts are risking the lives of more than 12 million people across Iraq and Syria, aid groups warned in August. NGOs warned of ‘catastrophe’ as low levels of rainfall threaten drinking water, irrigation and electricity production in summer, 2021. In a joint statement, 13 aid groups said there was a risk […]

    Iraqi PM offers help in responding to Erbil’s deadly flooding
    20 Dec 2021

    Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received a phone call on December 17 from his Iraqi counterpart Mustafa al-Kadhimi, in which the latter expressed his government’s readiness to help the Region cope with flash floods in Erbil that killed a dozen people, Rudaw reports. In the early hours of December 17, floods killed 12 people […]

    Palestinian olives and Egyptian mangoes: The crops climate change threatens
    18 Dec 2021

    Middle East Eye takes a look at some of the produce that has already been impacted by climate change in the region. Let’s check it. *** Many of the world’s most important food-growing countries are facing the consequences of climate change, and states in the Middle East and North Africa are no exception.  Rising temperatures […]

    ‘Green Mosul’ initiative planting over 5,000 trees

    Volunteers in Mosul on November 25 planted the first trees in a campaign to green the war-ravaged city in northern Iraq. With funding from the French government, the climate project is an initiative of the Mosul Eye collective and has the support of local authorities, Rudaw states. “Such a beautiful day to inaugurate #GreenMosul at […]

    ‘Iraq – a sustainable future’: IBBC’s Autumn conference is back with a bang and opens for business engagement
    28 Nov 2021

    The IBBC Autumn Conference in Dubai is a must-attend returned to in-person events on 22 November, at the Address Hotel, Dubai Marina, UAE. IBBC hosted many of the key companies and officials who make the decisions on Iraq’s future business. Among them were the main stakeholders in the energy sector in Iraq. This years conference […]

    Iraq and KRG delegations supported COP26 targets – reducing methane emissions, cutting gas flaring, and others
    24 Nov 2021

    Members of the Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) delegations at the 26th United Nations Global Climate Summit in Glasgow, United Kingdom, have told Rudaw that they are committed to climate action ahead of the final COP26 deal. Iraq and the KRG have already supported targets, including reducing methane emissions, preserving the forest and land […]