[size=36]Environment: Iraq loses 10 billion dinars per day due to climate change[/size]
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, the Ministry of Environment confirmed today, Tuesday, that Iraq loses 10 billion dinars per day due to climate change, which it said has become one of the most important challenges facing Iraq.
"Iraq is one of the countries most affected by climate change," Environment Minister Jassem Al-Falahi said, in an interview with the official "Al-Sabah" newspaper, which was followed by Mawazine News, noting that "the United Nations report ranked Iraq as one of five countries affected by the issue of climate change."
He explained, "For eight years and since our participation (the Paris Agreement on Climate Change) in 2015, climate change has become one of the most important challenges that Iraq will face," noting that "this was evident through the unprecedented rise in temperatures, in addition to the high rates of desertification and the deterioration of lands affected by drought and high rates of dust and sand storms.
The Minister of Environment described the size of the losses incurred by Iraq as a result of climate change as "enormous", whether in the economic or health aspect, indicating that the emergency wards are filled with dust and sand storms, and on the economic level, "due to climate change in the dust storms part, we lose about 10 billion dinars." daily due to the unprecedented congestion in the emergency wards and the provision of treatments for patients with respiratory diseases, asthma and allergies, and there are economic losses at the level of land and air transportation and the export of oil resources, as well as the increase in the frequency of attacks by terrorist gangs during dust storms.” Ended 29/N33