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Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: Iraq (2022)

Iraq is highly vulnerable to climate change and its impacts. The country’s vulnerability is shaped by its physical exposure, a strong natural resource dependency and low adaptive capacity due to violent conflict, poverty, political instability and corruption. Iraq is particularly exposed to floods, droughts and dust storms, increasingly linked to temperature and precipitation variability.  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Katongo Seyuba is a Research Assistant in the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme.
Kheira Tarif is a Researcher in the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme.
Dr Kyungmee Kim is a Researcher in the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme.
Dr Dylan O’Driscoll is an Associate Senior Fellow in the SIPRI Middle East and North Africa Programme.
Shivan Fazil is a Researcher in the SIPRI Middle East and North Africa Programme.
Dr Elisabeth L. Rosvold was a Senior Research Fellow at NUPI in the Research group on peace, conflict and development.
Anne Funnemark was a Junior Research Fellow at NUPI.