On February 15, 2022, H.E. Dr. Jassim Abdul Aziz al-Falahi, Minister of the Environment, visited the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) to facilitate the launch of the Iraq Climate Dialogues. Dr. al-Falahi outlined the priorities of the Ministry and focused on challenges related to transboundary water management, water pollution, and the nexus between the environment and health. The session was moderated by Dr. J. Mac Skelton, Executive Director of IRIS.

About the Iraq Climate Dialogues
Climate change and environmental degradation pose grave threats to Iraq and the broader region, and yet sustained national policy conversation on Iraq’s unique environmental challenges has yet to gain steam. Hosted at the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS), the Iraq Climate Dialogues consists of a series of conferences, roundtables and webinars on Iraq's environmental and climate policy challenges -- with the aim of generating a domestic and international conversation around the core issues at stake.