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Why Iraq Needs Immediate Action on Climate Change
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Why Iraq Needs Immediate Action on Climate Change

Adnan Abu Zeed / BAGHDAD — Iraq faces many threats to its environment, not the least of which are apathy, a lack of education and a need for cooperation from other countries. “Iraq is in dire need of environmental awareness. Environmental education is absent among the Iraqi people, whose dangerous behaviors are majorly affecting the...

Iraq’s Water Resources are Not for Sale
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Iraq’s Water Resources are Not for Sale

Recently a post was published on Facebook by Dr. Hasan-Al-Janaby, an Iraqi academic and expert on water issues, in which he expresses his view of Iraq’s relationship with Turkey over the region’s water resources, and the dangers posed by Ilisu and other large dams: The post was written in response to a publication by Azzam...

Results of the review session of Iraq on the Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights
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Results of the review session of Iraq on the Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign presented a shadow report covering the water situation in Iraq as part of the reviewing process of Iraq’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights. The report was titled: “The Ilisu dam and its impact on human rights in Iraq: and the Iraq government’s...

Overcoming water shortage remains one of Iraq’s main challenges
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Overcoming water shortage remains one of Iraq’s main challenges

UNESCO Iraq launches new report to manage drought in Iraq, November 2013 The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today the launching of the Analysis Report “Integrated Drought Risk Management – National Framework for Iraq” produced by UNESCO’s Iraq Office under the Drought Risk Management (DRM) Project, a joint UN-programme funded by...