A river runs through the middle of the image. It is surrounded a rocky, semi-arid environment with farmland on both sides.


At a Glance

Resources listed below summarize existing information on climate change impacts and greenhouse gas emissions in Iraq. USAID staff and other development practitioners may find this information useful for climate risk management and for considering the linkages between climate change and development.

Funding and Key Indicators

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USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)



GAIN Vulnerability


Population (2020)

38.9 Million

GHG Emissions Growth


% Forested Area


Climate Change Information

Stories from the Area

Originating in Turkey, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers traditionally have met the vast majority of Iraq’s water needs. The rivers are used to pump water into millions of homes and irrigate the historic Mesopotamia agricultural fields.