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How this new Palestinian coalition intends to fight climate change

The Palestinian Coalition for Climate Justice was recently formed to address the climate change issue and raise awareness about its repercussions in Palestinian society.
A Palestinian worker installs solar panels atop the roof of a medical centre in Gaza City March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa - RTS9Z0H
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — On Sept. 27, 12 Palestinian civil associations launched the Palestinian Coalition for Climate Justice to attend to the climate issue that is a central priority for them and to take measures to curb climate change locally.

The member associations in the coalition are the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON), Agricultural Development Association (PARC), Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem (ARIJ), Palestinian Society for Consumer Protection, An-Najah National University, Ma’an Development Center, Land Research Center, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Palestinian Hydrology Group, Palestinian Farmers’ Union and Comites pour le Developpement et le Patrimoine. The interests and fields of work of these members range from agriculture to water, soil, the environment and development research.

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