Baghdad-INA Mohamed Talbi
The Meteorological Authority, warned on Thursday, from the country's vulnerability to natural disasters, as put forward three linked solutions summit of the Paris climate, pointed out to put Iraq solutions at the Glasgow conference (United Nations climate summit) to reduce the high temperatures.
Director of Meteorological Information, Amer Al-Jabri, said, in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "Iraq actively attended the Glasgow Climate Conference in order to propose solutions to limit rising temperatures," noting that "the conference acquires great importance in approving the technical mechanisms." and finance for the implementation of the Paris Agreements.
He added, "The decisions of the Paris Climate Conference, which was held previously, call for the use of renewable and clean energy, in order to reduce the greenhouse gases that cause global warming and consequently the occurrence of natural disasters such as floods," stressing "the need for great countries to implement the decisions of the conference, otherwise many countries from Including Iraq will be affected by natural disasters.".
He pointed out that "the Paris conference aims to urge the countries of the world to reduce the temperature of the planet and encourage the use of renewable and clean energies, as well as the adoption of a sustainable green economy. It is necessary to deal with these three points seriously.".
Yesterday, the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, stressed that the difficult conditions that afflicted Iraq during the past 40 years made the country one of the most vulnerable to climatic changes, while noting that desertification covers 39% of its area.
Salih said in a letter he addressed to the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow and seen by the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "Desertification affects 39% of the country's area, and 54% of the fertile land is at risk of losing it agriculturally due to salinity resulting from the decline in the levels of the Tigris and Euphrates, and damage to Seven million Iraqis are affected by drought, climate change and forced displacement.