Climate, Peace and Security Fact Sheet: Iraq

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Klima  Konflikt  Asia  FN
Written by

Florian Krampe

Senior Researcher, SIPRI

Katongo Seyuba

Forskningsassistent, SIPRI

Dylan O'Driscoll

Seniorforsker, SIPRI

Kheira Tarif

Forskningsassistent, SIPRI

Kyungmee Kim

Forsker, 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
  • Full version:
  • Publisher: NUPI og SIPRI
  • Page count: 4
  • Language: Engelsk
  • Journal: CPSR