Earth Day: Israeli developments protecting the environment
Earlier this week, Israel announced the launch of a new 30-year environmental plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.
Prominent among Israel’s massive hi-tech sphere are thousands of innovative companies with a huge impact on environmental protection, from sustainable energy sources to reusable diapers. As the world marks Earth Day, here is a look at some of the country’s many prominent leaders and developments:
Earlier this week, Israel announced the launch of its new 30-year environmental plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Among the targets of the program are a commitment to close all coal plants by 2025, which would represent the fastest pace of coal reduction in the world.
It also aims to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the electricity sector by 75% to 85% by 2050, as well as improve its energy intensity index (energy consumption per unit of product) by 1.3% per year. These targets are twice as ambitious as the commitments made by Israel at the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, something made possible by technological improvements since then, according to Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz.
From an article in the Jerusalem Post
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