The climate crisis and Israel
At the upcoming climate conference to be held in Dubai, ways to moderate global warming and the need to compensate the affected countries, especially island countries and countries in Africa, will be discussed again. Promises of compensation have already been given, but have not yet been fulfilled, and the question arises whether paying compensation is enough?
Plant remains have helped researchers reconstruct the climate in the Land of Israel at the end of the last ice age
The report shows that the State of Israel is not prepared for the climate crisis and there has not yet been a change of perception in Israeli policy on the issue. 84% of the public bodies have no plan at all to deal with the climate crisis. Israel is one of the few countries in the world that still does not operate on the basis of a budgeted and approved national preparedness plan
The Innovation Authority and the PLANETech community publish for the first time the climate innovation report for 2021; Most of the world's largest funds in the climate field do not invest in Israel * According to the climate report, the significant challenge for climate tech companies is finding financing for the project, along with difficulties in the "scale-up" stage, finding a beta site, and barriers regulatory
In a call published by the ministry, "Israeli companies that have a service, a tangible product, a technological product or a prototype ready for export in the field of waste recycling and industrial by-products" are invited to respond to the challenge
The very alarming findings of the climate report that the IPCC published this week made waves around the world. What should be done to still take care of the future of all of us (and what absolutely should not be done)?
In the fire in the Jerusalem Mountains that broke out on August 15th, thousands of animals perished and about 25,000 dunams of forest (about 25 square kilometers) burned - more than burned in the Carmel disaster in 2010. Could something be done, especially in view of the worsening climate crisis, in forest planning in Israel?
Avery Eitan from the Hebrew University, the leader of the study, explains: "The international agreements signed by Israel, as well as the pressure exerted on it by various countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the use of renewable energies, are indeed bearing fruit and actually influencing the Israeli policy discourse on the subject, which tends to neglect issues concerning to adapt to climate change"
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, and ministers Tamar Zandberg, Avigdor Lieberman, Yair Lapid, Karin Elharer, Merav Michaeli, Orna Barbiei and Ayelet Shaked, formulated a resolution that sets a national goal for 2050 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 85% compared to Israel's emissions in 2015
Joint activity for the sake of the environment can connect the Jews of Israel and the Jews of the Diaspora, and bridge the gaps between them
A new study, led by Dr. Efrat Shafer from the Hebrew University and with the participation of researchers from several universities, examined the changes in the rainy season in Israel over the past 45 years. "Climate change has not passed over Israel. The findings show a trend that will put the urban infrastructure in trouble, but may also change the entire ecosystem in our region in the coming years"
Minister Zandberg: The State of Israel has an advantage stemming from many years of experience in developing innovative solutions to deal with the challenges of living in a desert environment. The DeserTech innovation center will enable Israeli innovation to be harnessed for the benefit of all the countries of the world in their fight against the climate crisis and its consequences, and will be a meeting point for technology, research and policy.
This is according to a new international study led by the University of Haifa and the University of San Diego. About the residents of the area two thousand years ago," said Prof. Assaf Yasseur Landau
This is according to a study presented as part of an international expert workshop on behalf of the Israel Public Policy Institute (IPPI) and the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The discussion presented guiding principles for climate legislation in Israel, the key elements for effective legislation and what can be learned from countries that have already completed climate legislation
A new study by Prof. Dan Rabinovitz from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of Tel Aviv University states that the Middle East region is expected to undergo extremely extreme climate changes, which may cause devastating civil wars (and between states) that will threaten the integrity of the entire region as has already happened in Syria, Sudan and Darfur
The Minister of Environmental Protection and representatives from the Ministries of Transportation and Energy spoke at the session on "From the Corona Crisis to the Climate Crisis" at the Eli Horvitz Conference * However, a check on the "Shakoff" website shows that there is no connection between the ministers' words, as well as Prime Minister Netanyahu's words at the climate conference, and the reality
The researchers estimate that the main cause of the disappearance of the sea sponges is probably related to the increase in the temperature of the sea water in the summer months, which in the last 60 years has increased by about 3 degrees