Climatic concerns are global issues that are forming part of annual if not daily agendas of every civilization. The article is a report of an event held on November 20, at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19). The KKL-JNF in addition to the Indian National Council for Climate Change, the Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development and Public Leadership shared the event under the title Sustainable Adaptation Policies: Local Solutions for Global Problems; Israeli and Indian experiences. The event appeared to an inspiration of various ideas, which the participants have with held for long. The event that progressed for several hours with series of lectures spurred several question including the analysis of benefits and costs for the plantation of trees both CO2 wise and economically. The event featured on the various strategies for climate change adaptation. For water scarcity Israel plans to use water-recycling strategies, it also aims to prioritize on agriculture, dry land afforestation in addition to plans aimed at sustainable and climate resilient agriculture.
Tel Aviv residents win battle to save their neighborhood’s trees
The article reports on the abolition of the Tel Aviv Municipality plan to uproot trees by the Agriculture Ministry’s chief forester. Hagai Snir revoked a license authorizing the municipality officer to carry massive tree excision on Druyanov School grounds to give space for erection of a building for the school. The community declined to this because the building should not occur at the expense of the only green lung in the surrounding. The trees were of ages 50 years and above. The trees are attraction of butterflies and birds and it is like scenery in the area. The general concern is the importance of trees in regulating the environmental conditions.
KKL-JNF at Annual Conference for Science and Environment
The article is a description of the Annual Conference for Science and Environment, which took place at the Hebrew University and hosted by the faculty of Agriculture. The conference as it was attended by best scientists in Israel featured on the importance of the faculty in boosting strategies aimed at enhancing environmental concerns. The conference concluded that the KKL-JNF is the leading green organization in the advocating for environmental concerns in Israel. The organization is considered to have realized the importance of managing natural resources by considering green option. The conference provided research on agriculture, soils, water, ecology, planning, community, forestry and climate change as the tool for decision makers and fieldworks for achieving sustainable ecosystem. The conference confirmed that its reports are recognized wild wide. The conference recognized the Israel concern for environment sustainability as a global issue which every nation need to take into account.
The article addresses animal rights and the environment. In the article, the ministry of environment in the government of Israel condemns the ministry of Agriculture for failing to implement animal welfare. Due the issue that arose prime minister, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu established investigators to examine the issue and determine which ministry is suppose to have authority over the animals. The team is required to establish whether the ministry of Agriculture or the Ministry of Environment. Since the ministry of Agriculture was having the authority over the animal. The ministry had failed to implement the Animal Welfare Law. As it is in the Environmental Protection Ministry, animals being part of the environment need to be protected. The law that provides for their welfare and protect needs to be implemented. The ministry of Environment argues that animals need to be protected as are part of the environment. Prime Minister agreed that the issue would be solved.
Israel at risk of losing foreign gas firms to less bureaucratically complicated Lebanon’
The article addresses the issue of Israel’s bureaucracy in the energy development, which may affect foreign companies from investing in the Israel’s energy. Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company , Chief Executive Officer Maj-Gen Yossi Peled said that if the bureaucracy in the Israel’s energy is making foreign investors to shy away from investing in the Israel’s energy. He argued that the government needs to reduce the energy bureaucracy to allow foreign investors to invest in Israel. He argued that foreign energy investors are very important in the economy of the Israel. He added that for advancement in production and exploration, foreign investors are important. Peled advised the country to establish pipelines, build reception facilities for and sign agreements with neighboring countries to reduce the energy bureaucracy and thus attract foreign investors.
Feeding the World: Agricultural R&D in Israel
The article explores the research that was conducted by KKL-JNF’s and R & D Station concerning Israel’s’ agriculture. The research team said that the Israel’s agriculture could be an example to other countries agriculture across the world. The group investigated the Israel’s agriculture and the improvements that have come after the renovations of desert areas and making them to be green throughout. The deserts in Israel are no longer dry but they are now green. A science writer from Melbourne, Australia, Dr.Elizabeth Finkel confirms this as visited Israel. She confirms that the green Agriculture in Israel is big lesson to other world’s Agriculture. Agriculture has been enabled in Israel through irrigation of desert areas to make them agriculturally productive. This research is a big lesson to other countries to improve their agriculture. If different countries emulate the Israel’s agriculture, the world’s population will be fed well.
Tel Aviv residents win battle to save their neighborhood’s trees
The article addresses the abolition of a plan to erect a building at a school ground and thus causing uprooting of trees. The Agriculture Ministry chief forester abolished the Tel Aviv Municipality plans because the move never considered ecological issues of the surrounding. The abolition follows a demand from the residents of the area alleging that the trees were ecologically important. The Florentine neighbor residents with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) were the vital activists who pushed for the move to abolish the already approved license. The move depicts that environmental concerns are issues of global interest since it is clear that it is in every nation that environmental issues are move focal than infrastructure development. The importance of forests as an important environmental conditions regulator appears to be known worldwide especially to nations like Israel which are renown in using its environment sustainably.
As accordance to the Municipal, the area was planned for buildings but the residents on the other hand consider the more than 50 years as the lung for the neighborhood and thus more prior than the construction of the building. The argument means that same as other global states trees are more prioritized than infrastructure. This is common to every nation in the world today as it as per the global requirement that every nation should consider aiming at sustainable strategies and practices in their daily activities. The natural conditioning of the environments around are considerably vital in the life of every living organism since several creatures are reported to be found in the park that was to be massively destroyed. Scenic, ecological and aesthetic perspectives of the environmental use are more considered vital than any other global competing concerns.
Apart from Druyanov garden providing trees, it also attracts birds, butterflies and other wild animals, which rely on trees and green environment for their scenery. The residents therefore argue that if this garden is destroyed these animals would disappear in the area. The demolition of the garden would make the environment look dull. This is because the green environment makes the area beautiful. Therefore, when the garden is destroyed the beauty of the environment is also destroyed. The animals such as birds, which depend on the trees for their survival, will suffer as well. This is because destroying this garden will make the animals, which depend on it to move away. These animals also enrich the surrounding environment and thus destroying their home will reduce or make them t completely go move from the environment.
The idea of school building in the area is a welcomed idea but this idea has negative effects in the environment. This gives a dilemma to the residents who need the school urgently and on the other hand, they do not want the garden to be destroyed as they regard it as a lung to their area. They welcome the school idea but only if their garden is kept. The resident advises that the school can be built in another plot across the road instead of destroying the garden at the expense of school. Additionally as the more construction is expected to be done in the city, old buildings can be renovated to allow for their continued use. In this way, the environment would be taken care of. Instead of destroying the green environment for constructions of buildings, governments need to think alternatively to take care of the environment. The governments need to take great concern about the environment to allow for green surrounding throughout the world.
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