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At OECD, Israel joins global battle against climate change

Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg and Energy Minister Karin Elharar are both in Paris for the OECD ministerial summit, pledging Israel’s commitment to battle global climate change.
OECD ministerial summit

PARIS — Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg, Energy Minister Karin Elharar and Israel’s ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Haim Assaraf met today with US climate envoy John Kerry. The Israeli delegation told Kerry that Israel will be joining the American and European-led initiative for a global 30% reduction in methane gas emissions by 2030. The initiative, to be presented at the COP26 summit in Glasgow at the beginning of November, will join world efforts to reduce emissions of CO2.

Zandberg said at the meeting with Kerry that the window of opportunity for battling climate change is closing by the minute, which is why Israel decided to join this important initiative. Her ministry has already prepared a strategic plan for trash management in order to significantly reduce methane emissions in Israel.

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