Iraq: The World Bank proposes three solutions to reduce oil and gas emissions

The representative of the World Bank, Richard Abdel Nour, confirmed that Iraq is the second country in the world in terms of gas flaring, while proposing solutions to reduce oil emissions and gas flaring.

Abdel Nour said, in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that “the report on climate change and development in Iraq indicated that Iraq is one of the countries affected by climate change, high temperatures, and low water resources on which the country depends, not only for drinking purposes, but also in the economic, agricultural and food security.

He added, “Iraq has large and important oil resources and therefore has carbon emissions at a high level, and there are great solutions to reduce emissions in the oil and gas combustion side,” noting that “Iraq is the second country in the world that has a high rate of gas flaring.”

He explained, “The solutions include benefiting from gas in the production of electricity, creating job opportunities, as well as using renewable and clean energy,” pointing out that “there are great opportunities in Iraq to develop this sector, which will lead to lower emissions and create the growth of a non-oil sector that is important to the Iraqi economy.”