Press Release

Launch of the Iraq Environment and Climate Change Policy Advisory Group: a Vital Initiative to Foster a United Front for Effective Implementation of Climate Policies

11 March 2024

11 March 2024, Baghdad, Iraq 

Today, H.E. Mr. Nizar Amidi, Minister of Environment, and Mr. Ghulam Mohammad Isaczai, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nation, Resident Coordinator, and Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq (DSRSG/RC/HC), launched the Iraq Environment and Climate Change Policy Advisory Group in Baghdad.

The Group will serve as an informal platform to foster policy dialogue, collaboration, coordination advocacy, and the exchange of information between and among the Government of Iraq, Development Partners, civil society organizations, academia and private sector on all aspects related to climate change and environment. The objective of the Advisory Group is to support Iraq's efforts to achieve its climate and environmental objectives.

“Coordination is essential to climate issues for maximizing effectiveness, leveraging resources, and addressing the interconnected nature of climate challenges at local, national, and global levels”, highlighted DSRS/RC/HC.

H.E. Minister Nizar Amidi emphasized that “the creation of the advisory group, in support of joint climate action, is considered an important development in strengthening the partnership between the Government of Iraq and United Nations agencies”.


Zainab Salih

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