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Assessment of Climate Resilience in Iraq: Mapping Climate Hazards and Vulnerabilities

Iraq



Context and issues

The World Bank commissioned Masae Analytics, through a consortium with other actors, to map climate hazards and assess climate vunerabilities in Iraq at the governorate level.


Solution

Masae collected various sources of data to map the frequency and intensity of different climate hazards in Iraq. Masae also built a vulnerability score for each of these hazards at a granular level, using data such as population density, population growth, and poverty levels.

Masae combined these findings to create an aggregate climate vulnerability index for each governorate to highlight which areas are the most likely to suffer from climate change.


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