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    United Nations Development Program: Iraq loses 400 thousand agricultural dunums annually

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    Post by Rocky Mon 14 Aug 2023, 4:26 am

    United Nations Development Program: Iraq loses 400 thousand agricultural dunums annually

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    Economy News _ Baghdad
    The United Nations Development Program said that Iraq loses about 400,000 dunums of agricultural land annually due to climate change.
    The resident representative of the program, Oki Lotsma, said in an interview with "Al-Sabah" followed by "Al-Eqtisad News", that Iraq has been ranked fifth among the countries most vulnerable to climate change, "noting that" the temperature increases in Iraq at a rate of 2-7 times. faster than record global temperatures.
    He added, "The marshlands are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change," noting that "recent years have witnessed an increase in temperatures of more than 55 degrees Celsius, which has increased the frequency and severity of droughts."
    And he continued, "The rainy season in Iraq 2020-2021 is the second in terms of drought in 40 years, which caused a decrease in the water flow in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers by 29% and 73%, respectively, which led to a decrease in the amount of water."
    "Climate changes such as the drying of the marshes, land degradation and desertification make Iraq one of the countries in the Middle East most affected by sand and dust storms," ​​Lootsma said.
    He stressed that "the United Nations Development Program in Iraq works with the Iraqi government in the field of climate action, and supports it in its national priorities, as it realized that climate change represents a direct threat to the country, and this threat can be seen in water scarcity, dust storms, extreme heat waves, desertification, food security and loss of diversity." Biological and land degradation, as Iraq loses about 400 thousand dunums of agricultural land annually.
    The UN official pointed out, "The support of the United Nations Development Program to many Iraqi ministries such as the environment, water resources, planning and electricity, which helps to develop practical solutions to address climate change at multiple levels, and this includes the nationally appropriate mitigation measures plan, the environmental strategy, and the green growth strategy, As well as support for energy and renewable energy.
    He pointed out, "The Iraqi government has made national efforts, with the support of the international community, to take serious steps to address climate change, enhance its resilience, and ensure its ability to deal with the effects of climate change."
     



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