Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: Iraq

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Climate  Conflict  Asia  United Nations
Written by

Florian Krampe

Senior Researcher, SIPRI

Katongo Seyuba

Research assistant, SIPRI

Dylan O'Driscoll

Associate Senior Fellow, SIPRI

Kheira Tarif

Research Assistant, SIPRI

Kyungmee Kim

Researcher, SIPRI


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.

  • Published year: 2023
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  • Publisher: NUPI and SIPRI
  • Page count: 4
  • Language: English
  • Journal: CPSR