Iraqi Green Climate Organisation

The Iraq Green Climate Organisation (IGCO) stands as a steadfast guardian of Iraq's environment and cultural heritage, driven by a profound commitment to its mission. At the core of our objectives lies the protection and preservation of natural ecosystems and the rich tapestry of biodiversity that defines Iraq's ecological landscape. IGCO is unwavering in its dedication to fostering sustainable practices that harmonize with the environment, aiming to strike a balance between human development and ecological stewardship. In our tireless pursuit of these goals, IGCO actively undertakes initiatives aimed at improving public health through strategic environmental enhancements. Recognizing the impending challenges posed by climate change, IGCO takes proactive steps to identify and implement solutions to mitigate its potential impacts, ensuring the long-term resilience of Iraq's natural and cultural heritage. One of IGCO's notable endeavours is the promotion of eco-tourism, fostering a sustainable and responsible approach to tourism that not only showcases Iraq's unique natural and cultural assets but also contributes to their preservation. In alignment with our vision, IGCO strategically aligns its efforts with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a pronounced emphasis on targets encompassing poverty eradication (SDG 1), clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), climate action (SDG 13), life below water (SDG 14), life on land (SDG 15), and global partnerships for sustainable development (SDG 17). Through our multifaceted and forward-thinking approach, IGCO emerges as a formidable force dedicated to sculpting a more sustainable, resilient, and harmonious future for Iraq, where environmental integrity coexists with human prosperity.

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Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF)
IGCO embarked on an innovative project cantered on the development of an ambulance boat tailored for Iraq's marshlands. This pioneering vessel plays a pivotal role in assisting herders by enabling the diagnosis and care of animals, with a particular focus on buffalos, which are indispensable to the livelihoods of marshland communities. Furthermore, IGCO has significantly enhanced climate resilience by establishing a Reverse Osmosis (RO) station. This facility ensures access to clean and potable water for local communities and their livestock, a critical provision during the sweltering summer months and during hunting restrictions specially when there is drought and water scarcity facing the marshlands. This initiative is perfectly aligned with international climate objectives outlined in the Paris Agreement. IGCO's comprehensive approach also encompasses capacity-building efforts. To this end, the organization has already organized two workshops aimed at training young veterinarians in the latest advancements in animal treatment technologies.
ICA- Finanace AS
Consulting Service Agreement, establishes a partnership between the Iraq Green Climate Organization (IGCO) and ICA Finance AS (Immediate Climate Action - Finance). IGCO will provide consulting services to ICA-Finance. Over the past 18 months, ICA-Finance has prepared for risk-based project development in various countries, including Iraq, fostering a solid and trusting relationship with IGCO. IGCO's strong academic background and societal standing uniquely qualify them to support ICA-Finance in this endeavour. The agreement's purpose is to define a clear framework and mutual understanding of roles and responsibilities. Under this agreement, IGCO will provide services outlined in Project Schedules including the production of specific written documents (Deliverables). Regular status updates on Services will be provided by IGCO, with reporting to ICA-Finance's CEO or a designated representative. Task Orders will be mutually agreed upon to specify the commencement, scope, expected completion times, milestones, and deliverables for each task element. This agreement sets the groundwork for their collaboration.
Carbon Limit AS
In conjunction with Carbon Limits, the Iraqi Green Climate Organization (IGCO) played a pivotal role in the development of Iraq's Technology Needs Assessment (TNA). This partnership saw IGCO actively engaged in the creation of the TNA report for Iraq, representing the nation's interests in the process. The project received funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through UNIDO and CTCN, with Carbon Limits representing the international perspective. IGCO took on a key responsibility by facilitating the necessary technical and logistical support for effective collaboration between the Iraqi Ministry of Environment and the governmental national committee. This coordination between IGCO, government bodies, and Carbon Limits ensured the seamless and efficient progress of the TNA process. This partnership epitomized the cooperative efforts between national and international stakeholders in addressing Iraq's climate-related technology needs, thanks to GCF funding. IGCO's active involvement in this initiative underscores its dedication to advancing sustainable and climate-resilient technologies in Iraq, with the ultimate goal of mitigating the impacts of climate change. In recognition of their significant contributions, IGCO has received a letter of appreciation from Carbon Limits.
Collaboration with the Ta’afi Foundation, affiliated with USAID, and the Jibayesh Environmental Tourism Organization, to conduct three workshops in the southern provinces most affected by water pollution: Basra, Thiqar, and Maysan. This collaboration involves bringing together civil society organizations in these provinces, informing them of the level of risk these three provinces face due to water scarcity and increasing water pollution resulting from the direct discharge of pollutants (industrial, agricultural, and sewage) into already scarce water sources. The aim is to find solutions and establish a platform for cooperation between civil society organizations and government institutions to reach effective solutions. This is the first of its kind experience in Iraq.

British Council in Iraq

The project, funded by the British Council, was a collaborative effort involving IGCO, the Iraqi Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Education. Its primary goal was to introduce a critical update to the academic curriculum, specifically incorporating the topic of climate change into the educational framework. The project's success was particularly noteworthy, as it significantly influenced the Ministry of Education to embrace and implement these crucial curriculum changes. This achievement underscores the project's impact in reshaping educational priorities and fostering a deeper understanding of climate change among students in Iraq. The initiative's ability to garner support and inspire change within the educational system is a testament to its effectiveness and the commitment of all parties involved.

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