Environment & Climate Change

News, analysis and commentary from Israel and across the globe on Environment & climate change and its impact on weather, business, politics, rising sea levels, and the food we consume.

Climate change: Meet the professor leading a silently booming revolution at BGU

"We’re no longer this little college in the Negev on the way to Eilat:" In March, BGU announced the creation of Israel’s first School of Sustainability and Climate Change.

Urban renewal

Artificial lighting makes city trees bud 9 days early - study

Trees in warmer and brighter cities are tricked into believing that spring arrives an average of nine days early compared to rural trees, according to a new, prize-winning study.

Climate-warming carbon located in only 3.3% of Earth's lands - study

If ecosystems were to be damaged, the carbon would be emitted into the atmosphere would then not be restored by the next couple of decades.  

More challenges arise for Israel's tax on disposable utensils

On November 1, Israel began taxing sales of disposable plastic utensils, including cups, plates, bowls, cutlery and straws at a rate of NIS 11 per kilogram.


Millennia-old plant remains shed light on climate change in Israel

Archaeologists from TAU, Tel Hai College and U. of Montpellier reconstruct how weather evolved over 10,000 years.

Chevron Eastern Mediterranean Head addresses Energy Convention

Chevron has increased its lower carbon capital investments and expects to spend over $10 billion on lowering its carbon emissions.

Israel, Jordan sign climate cooperation agreement in Dubai

Jordan will build a designated solar field and export 600 megawatts to Israel, and work on solar energy storage solutions.

EU, Peres Center, Frontier RNG hold roundtable on desertification

The topic in question is especially relevant, as desertification has worsened in recent years due to climate change reducing rainfall and making air hotter and drier.

Israel's Energy Minister says UAE oil pipeline deal should be scrapped

Energy Minister Karin Elharrar said on Tuesday that the deal with partners from the UAE to transport oil from the Gulf to Europe via Israel should be canceled due to environmental concerns.


Lackluster COP26 deal shows Israel can 'continue to falter'

The last-minute changes made to the Glasgow Climate Pact have Israeli activists worried as Israel continues to make insufficient climate progress.

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