Energy and Climate Change

As it is known, the world’s attention is on how to defeat climate change, and because of that, the climate summit has been established, and they put very strict rules on all the countries in general to save the planet. However, Iraq is one of the most highly affected countries by the climate change effect, and because of that, Iraq becomes a part of the Paris agreement.

Based on the agreement and all the effects of climate change, the Iraqi government puts rules to apply them by official organizations.

Academic organizations started with universities have had the priority to apply these rules, guide and offer consultations to others. Therefore, Al-Muthanna University, which is the only government university in Al-Muthanna province, has put a procedure to keep pace with the climate change effect development.

Al-Muthanna University has planned to develop the energy appliance based on the energy quality triangle that starts with conventional at the base and efficient in the middle to renewable at the top. According to the GreenMetric guideline, the ready appliance has been changed from the traditional to the efficient device will be mentioned in this section. Therefore, providing energy-efficient appliances is a priority on the campus. Laptops and lids are provided in the university to satisfy the energy-efficient appliance. Some of these appliances are expressed in the table below with the description of the type of the appliance and the location, in addition to followed pictures that show them.

Buildings at Al-Muthanna University have been designed and constructed to have natural day-lighting and natural ventilation.

Staff and students at Al-Muthanna University have been following some rules related to private car usage inside campuses. These rules have been shaped and allocated for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emission. These policies aimed at minimizing the number of private cars entering campuses by providing buses, small cars to be shared between staff, walking paths with signboards so pedestrian can get to their destinations easily.

Several programs have been designed at Al-Muthanna University to educate and inform the university and surrounding communities about some essential matters. One of which is the climate change. As a result, Al-Muthanna University have run some workshops related to the issue of climate change and its impacts on the weather of Iraq, agriculture in the region and etc.