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NATURAL RESOURCE ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN IRAQ

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AGRICULTURE

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Click here to link to the Biosafety Information Network and Advisory Service (BINAS), a service of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which monitors global developments in regulatory issues in biotechnology.
Click here to link to Country and Sub-regional Information on Plant Genetic Resources of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.
Click here to go to Web Site of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which includes information on the Codex Alimentarius and the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme.
Click here to access the Web Site of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
Click here to access the sixteen international agricultural research centers that are members of the CGIAR.
To access the FAOSTAT Data Base for information by country, item, element and year, click here:

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ATMOSPHERE

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies

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Financing

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Cooperation

Iraq is not a Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [as of May 1998].
Iraq is not a Party to the the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (1985), the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987), the London Amendment to the Montreal Protocol (1990), or the Copenhagen Amendment to the Montreal Protocol (1992) [as of May 1998].

 

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For the Montreal Secretariat, click here:

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BIODIVERSITY

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies

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Financing

No information is available.

Cooperation

Iraq is not a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. [as of May 1998]
Iraq is not a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity. [as of May 1998]

 


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Click here to go to the Web Site of UNEP's International Register on Biosafety.
Click here to link to biosafety web sites in the European Union.
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For access to the Web Site of the CITES Convention, click here:
For the Web Site of the CMS Convention, click here:
For the Web Site of the Convention on the Protection of the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage, click here:
For the country-by-country, Man in the Biosphere On-Line Query System, click here:

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DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies

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Financing

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Cooperation

Iraq is not a Party to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification [as of May 1998].

 

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ENERGY

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FORESTS

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FRESHWATER

Decision-Making: Coordinating Mechanisms

The Ministry of Irrigation is responsible for coordinating water resource management and development. Irrigation Directorates related to the Ministry undertake management and development at the state or district level.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies, and Plans

Pricing policies exist for agricultural use in order to manage water distribution and reduce waste. For household use, the policy is to charge less than the actual cost of water treatment.
The Government has set a target of 100 percent coverage of water supply by the year 2000, and 50 percent sanitation coverage by the same date.

Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status

Iraq follows both its own and international standards to measure water quality, including contamination of water by Persistent Organic Pollutants. Iraq has the capacity to treat 4,715,000 P.e. waste water, but it does not have the capacity to recycle it.

Challenges

The Government regularly protects the water supply, including in rivers, lakes and dams, from pollution and contamination. A major constraint, however, is the difficulty in controlling pollution of freshwater coming from neighboring countries.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

No information is available.

Information

Information on the use of water by agricultural, household and industrial sectors is the work of the Central Statistical Organizations within the Planning Commission. Information is distributed through the Agricultural Planning Directorate, the Construction, Housing and Services Planning Directorate, and the Industrial Planning Directorate.

Research and Technologies  

No information is available.

Financing

No information is available.

Cooperation

Iraq shares an agreement with Syria and Turkey over the use of international watercourses.
Iraq is not a party to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands [as of May 1998].

 

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This information was provided by the Government of Iraq to the sixth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1998.

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LAND MANAGEMENT

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MOUNTAINS

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OCEANS AND COASTAL AREAS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies

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Financing

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Cooperation

Iraq ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on 30 July 1985.

 

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TOXIC CHEMICALS

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WASTE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Solid Waste and Sanitation  

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Hazardous Wastes

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups Involvement  

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Programmes and Projects

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising  

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Information

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Research and Technologies

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Financing

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Cooperation

Iraq signed the Basel Convention on the Control of Tranboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal but has not yet ratified it. [as of May 1998]

 

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Radioactive Wastes

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