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    Saleh warns: The population of Iraq will become 80 million and a half of agricultural lands are thre

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    Saleh warns: The population of Iraq will become 80 million and a half of agricultural lands are thre Empty Saleh warns: The population of Iraq will become 80 million and a half of agricultural lands are thre

    Post by Rocky Sat 05 Jun 2021, 7:05 am

    Saleh warns: The population of Iraq will become 80 million and a half of agricultural lands are threatened with loss due to salinization

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    {Political: Al Furat News} The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, called today, Saturday, for the establishment of a national program to revive Mesopotamia.
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    In an article published on World Environment Day, Salih said: “Evidence of increasing climate risks is all around us. High temperatures are becoming more common, droughts more severe, and dust storms more frequent. Desertification affects 39% of Iraq’s area, 54% of our land is exposed Because of the dangers of losing it agriculturally due to salinization, building dams on the historical sources and tributaries of the Tigris and Euphrates - the lifeblood of our country - reduced the flow of water, and led to the encroachment of the salt tongue towards the upper Shatt al-Arab. 
    Here is the text of the article:
    Iraq has been wracked by strong winds over the past forty years, with wars, persecution, economic sanctions, terrorism and internal conflicts threatening its stability and disrupting the well-being of its citizens.
    But the most serious future threat facing us is climate change and its economic impacts and significant environmental damages across Iraq. According to the United Nations Environment Program, Iraq is the fifth most fragile country in terms of adaptation to climate change.
    Evidence of increasing climate risks is all around us. High temperatures are becoming more common, droughts are more severe, and dust storms are more frequent. Desertification affects 39% of the area of ​​Iraq, 54% of our lands are at risk of agricultural loss due to salinization. The construction of dams on the sources and tributaries of the historic Tigris and Euphrates - the lifeblood of our country - reduced the flow of water and led to the encroachment of the salt tongue towards the upper Shatt al-Arab.
    These dams are leading to a growing shortage of irrigation water that threatens our agricultural production, and even the supply of drinking water to cities and villages. According to Iraq's Minister of Water Resources, the country could face a deficit of up to 10.8 billion cubic meters of water annually by 2035. 
    The potential human costs of climate change are enormous, seven million Iraqis have already been affected by drought and forced displacement, and with the highest rates of population growth in Iraq, data indicate that the country’s population will double from 38 million today to 80 million by 2050, and this multiplies the economic and social risks of climate change. Climate if left untreated.
    Addressing climate change must be a national priority in Iraq, and it is necessary to start now, as the future of our generations depends on us, and we have a huge responsibility to face the challenge.
    Therefore, on World Environment Day, I think it is necessary to call for the establishment of a national program for the recovery of Mesopotamia, dealing in essence with the urgent need for climate adaptation, and making it an opportunity to transform the Iraqi economy towards diversification, support renewable energies and clean mechanisms, enter carbon markets, and raise the resilience of fragile and vulnerable areas to changes. Climate change and severe economic fluctuations, for better and more sustainable living conditions for citizens.
    In January 2021, I endorsed the Parliament’s decision to join the Paris Climate Agreement, this agreement represents an important opportunity for our planet to confront climate changes through a unified international solidarity, and the Council of Ministers voted in February 2021 to invest in solar electric plants to generate clean energy, and before that, the Council of Ministers decided to invest in solar power plants to generate clean energy. The Ministry of Environment is writing the NDC National Contributions Document to deal with climate change in the country.
    Much remains to be done. A comprehensive roadmap must be developed in initiatives that enhance environmental sustainability, preserve available natural resources, and establish a green economy. This requires a set of concrete adaptation measures focused on land use, water conservation and energy efficiency, to be a starting point for more ambitious and longer-term subsequent programs. .
    The Land of Blacks and the Gardens of Eden, the oldest definitions known to mankind, were descriptions of Mesopotamia, due to its greenness and fertile land, which is now unfortunately turning into a barren desert.
    The irony is that our aspiration to a better future obliges us to return to our green past, through a national campaign to reforest a wide south and west of the country, based on palms, the civilizational identity of Mesopotamia, and the restoration of forests in the mountains and around urban areas in Kurdistan. Not only would this be a barrier to the spread of carbon, it would support agricultural production and help protect the soil. This campaign will be consistent and integrated with the ambitious Saudi initiative for a green Middle East. 
    In addition to this effort, new initiatives should be launched to modernize irrigation and water management methods and building standards, improve waste disposal and recycling, and capture flared associated gas.
    These elements combined will achieve tangible economic benefits in the next decade, by creating new jobs in the agricultural, construction and light industry sectors, supporting the development of a new industry in the fields of plastics, building supplies and food processing, supporting the private sector and encouraging foreign investment, and focusing on supporting the role of youth in economic development .
    Iraq, with its geographical location in the heart of the region, and its ecological diversity where palms, marshes and the mountains of Kurdistan, can be a starting point for bringing the countries of the Middle East together.
    We may disagree politically, but we must unite together in the face of climate change, as it is a threat to everyone, and this requires linking our national plans with regional initiatives, and facing common environmental and economic challenges, such as the frequency of sandstorms, water scarcity, high temperatures, desertification and the diminishing of our financial resources due to weak demand. on oil, through a broad effort toward cross-border climate change mitigation and joint and equitable water management.
    The water file requires a frank and constructive dialogue between Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria based on the principle of not harming any party, bearing joint responsibility, and establishing a joint effort for sustainable water management.
    The project to revive Mesopotamia will require a national mobilization at all levels, the government and all its institutions and departments, the parliament and its important and supportive legislative role. Mobilizing the necessary political will is imperative. Ministries will need to be empowered, specialized institutions must be established, new legislation, laws and regulations revolutionized, and a role for youth social and civic actors.
    Iraq will also need the help of its friends in the international community, for technical and planning support and technology transfer. One of our first tasks will be to coordinate with specialized climate agencies to develop our efforts, and we are working to reach out to green funds, capital markets and international donors, to help finance investments in this regard.
    It is time for action, and before us a daunting task. There is no time to slacken in the face of the challenge of climate change, which also represents an opportunity for Iraq and the region to take measures that put us on a more solid foundation in facing the challenges of the coming decades.

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