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Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: Iraq (2023)

NUPI Iraq 23 Cover
Publisher: SIPRI
SIPRI, Stockholm :
April, 2023

Iraq is highly exposed to climate change-related extreme weather events. Droughts, floods, heatwaves and dust storms are negatively affecting the environment, agriculture, water availability, health and other aspects of the everyday lives of Iraq’s population. These climate change impacts undermine development and exacerbate existing vulnerabilities, which, combined with other factors, increases the risk of instability and conflict. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Katongo Seyuba is a Research Assistant 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.
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.
Asha Ali is a Junior Research Fellow in NUPI’s Climate, Peace and Security Risks Project.