Published on : 12/02/2015
By : Arista Asmawati
A KKL-JNF delegation will attend as part of the official Israeli delegation to the 21st UNFCC Conference of Parties (COP21), together with representatives of various government ministries, under the aegis of the Ministry for Environmental Protection.
From November 30 until December 11 2015, Paris will host the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), which is convening in another attempt to confront one of the greatest threats facing humanity – climate change.
Some 40,000 representatives from all over the world, including presidents, prime ministers and ministers for the environment will gather in Paris in December 2015 in an attempt, after 20 years of UN negotiations, to formulate an international climate agreement that will oblige each country to pursue a judicious policy for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This intense international activity will open a window of opportunity for the development and application of innovative Israeli technologies for adaptation to climate change and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Around seventy representatives from all sectors of the Israeli economy will be among those taking part in the conference, and will constitute the largest delegation to this climate convention assembly.
The varied delegation will include representatives of the government and of green organizations, including KKL-JNF.
The delegation will be headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who will be accompanied by Minister for Environmental Protection Avi Gabbay, the ministry’s director general Yisrael Danziger and other senior officials. During the conference, the Israeli delegation will hold a series of side events that will present the Israeli angle on preparation for climate change.
KKL-JNF will take part in the conference from December 4-11 and will hold a number of events during that time:
- A side event to be held jointly by the Montenegrin ministry of agriculture and the Israeli ministry for environmental protection on December 9th. The topic will be: “National and Regional Adaptation to Mediterranean Climate Change: Forests, Landscapes and Beyond” Turning Challenges into Opportunities
- From December 7-10 KKL-JNF will run a stall for the dissemination of information about its activities in mitigating climate change.
- KKL France will hold a special Hanukkah event at a local school on December 9th.
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