Category: Environmental Crisis


Former agriculture minister Kalantari’s alarming remarks on Iran’s water crisis

As we have noted in the past, Iran’s political leadership has increasingly become aware of the scale of environmental problems facing the country. In this context, former Minister of Agriculture Isa Kalantari has called on the country’s senior political leadership to take decisive action to avert or at least lessen what he sees as a…

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Iran’s top leaders increasingly aware of stark environmental future facing the country

As Iran’s environmental situation deteriorates, the Islamic Republic’s political leadership has started to frame the environment as a major policy and even national security issue. In recent years the environment in Iran has begun to deteriorate to an unprecedented degree, in line with trend seen elsewhere in the Middle East and broader global south. Severe…