Multi-stakeholder and multi-level interventions to tackle climate change and land degradation: The case of Iran

Farshad Amiraslani, Arnaud Caiserman

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Abstract

Iran faces environmental challenges such as erosion and extreme events, namely droughts and floods. These phenomena have frequently affected the country over the past decades and temperature rise has led to a more challenging situation. Iran started to implement national and provincial policies in the 1950s to cope with these phenomena. To provide an overview of Iran's efforts to tackle land degradation and climate change, this paper examined through literature since 2000 the stakeholders' policies, their interventions and obstacles to the mitigation of these environmental challenges. Government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international projects have been the primary actors. Erosion-sensitive soil plantation, drought-resistant seeds, and water-saving irrigation systems were the main interventions of these policies. However, the research stresses the lack of coordination between these stakeholders, and the absence of a comprehensive database that could enable climate change to be tackled better in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2000
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Desertification
  • Governance
  • Iran
  • Land degradation neutrality
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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