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Climate justice drive iraq

Basra Confernce

Venue: YTD

Time: YTD

January 2, 2024

Coastal Climate Justice in Basra, Iraq: Navigating Challenges and Equity

Climate change has severe ramifications in Iraq’s Basra region, particularly along its coastal areas. Rising temperatures exacerbate heatwaves, adversely affecting public health and amplifying water scarcity. The region’s susceptibility to reduced rainfall and prolonged droughts endangers agriculture, water supplies, and food security, straining livelihoods.

Coastal areas encounter the additional challenge of rising sea levels and heightened salinity. This threatens vital ecosystems, agriculture, and potable water sources. The intricate balance between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is disrupted, impacting water quality and flow. The degradation of marshlands weakens their role in mitigating floods and maintaining environmental equilibrium.

Climate justice is a pivotal consideration. Vulnerable communities, often lacking resources and influence, bear the brunt of these impacts. Equitable policies that ensure access to resources, education, and healthcare are essential. Collaborative initiatives involving local populations, governmental bodies, and international organizations are crucial for addressing climate injustices and promoting sustainable development.

Efforts must encompass sustainable water management, resilient infrastructure, and adaptive agriculture. By recognizing the intersection of climate change and social disparities, Basra can foster an environment where marginalized communities have a fair chance to adapt, thrive, and participate in shaping a resilient future.

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