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Herzog announces new Israeli forum to consider climate crisis

Politicians, academics and business leaders will meet regularly at the presidential palace to discuss how Israel can respond to climate change

President Isaac Herzog speaking at Jewish News' Aliyah 100 reception in Tel Aviv, 2018
Isaac Herzog, pictured here in 2018

Israel is to bring together government officials, academics and local business for regular meetings to deliberate on the country’s fight against climate change.

President Isaac Herzog said he would convene the new Israeli Climate Forum several times a year, bringing together government, the Knesset, academics, local authorities and industrial representatives.

A conference in the president’s residence will be held before Israel’s delegation heads to the COP26 summit in Glasgow next month.

The forum will be managed by Dov Khenin, the former MK.

Herzog said in a statement: “The global climate crisis has become an international emergency. It is having an impact our lives in every respect, from the economy to national security.

“The establishment of the Israeli Climate Forum underscores the importance of dialogue between all parts of Israeli society.

“I hope that we will be able to place our concern for the future of our children and the fate of Planet Earth above arguments between us.”

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will represent Israel at COP26, alongside Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg and Karin Elharar, the energy minister.

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