Drought, air pollution rise up agenda in Iran election

Climate Home: As Iran prepares to elect its tenth parliament since 1979’s revolution on Friday, mounting concern about environmental degradation has surprised observers of the Islamic republic. Hundreds of candidates have signed a 15-clause green pact promising to shun damaging projects and liaise with NGOs, according to analysts at the Tehran Bureau news service. Such statements are unprecedented. A seven-year drought is putting pressure on farmers while city-dwellers suffer from air pollution. Lake......

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