AGENTS OF CHANGE YOUTH FELLOWSHIP - The Cradle of Civilization is in Peril: - a closer look at the impact of Climate Change in Iraq
6 December 2023
The plex cross boundary water policies of neighbor- crisis is here, and is not one of the future, it is a ing countries, and outdated irrigation canals and crisis of today. [...] This analysis will explore number of dimensions to the impact Displacement and individual experiences are of climate change, and in particular, the issue key factors contributing to vulnerability to en- of climate security, and its multi-disciplinary vironmental change—including unique experi- Green Entrepreneurship: A Pathway to Sustainable Development Page 2 and Peace in MENA ences by historical. [...] localized control, ranging from political spheres of influence due to the distributed nature of In the MENA region, states, practitioners and some of the locations, illicit activities through the international community should view this drug and weapon smuggling, or conflicts over issue from the perspective of the “peace-fra- natural resources. [...] The combination of these challenges reinforces cycles of tension and threatens already-fragile Green Entrepreneurship: A Pathway to Sustainable Development Page 6 and Peace in MENA Recommendations and Areas of climate change, fragility, and peacebuilding. [...] These should be informed by and in align- ment with: (1) the Government of Iraq’s green paper detailing plans intended to assess and implement measures to mitigate the impact of climate change and support Iraq’s net-zero transition;25 (2) Support for the GoI in delivering the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which is the plan to adapt to climate change and Green Entrepreneurship: A Pathwa.