Iraq’s perfect storm – a climate and environmental crisis amid the scars of war

Wednesday July 21st, 2021

By Editeur

As the world builds up to the COP26 summit in the UK, it is important that communities affected by conflict are not overlooked by climate action. In our latest piece exploring the link between climate change, the environment and conflict, we focus on some of the issues facing people in southern Iraq.

What images come to mind when you think of war in Iraq? A city razed to the ground. A family in mourning. Soldiers patrolling streets.
What about scores of dead palm trees? Or a barren marshland? Perhaps not what you would immediately associate with war.
Yet they are indicative of the ruinous damage that conflict has inflicted upon the environment in southern Iraq.

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