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Policies, measures and actions on climate change and
environmental protection in the context of COVID-19 recovery.

Israel Israel

Last update3 Sept. 2020

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Minister of Environmental Protection

Gila Gamliel

Categories

Response
Emergency measures in the short term (a few months to one year) to address concerns that have directly emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and may include forced action.
Recovery
Socioeconomic measures in the medium term (one to a few years) with an environmental and climate focus to “build back better” from COVID-19, and usually involves planned, intentional action.
Redesign
Paradigm shifts and measures in the long term (more than a few years to a few decades) toward redesigning current socioeconomic and sociocultural systems to be sustainable and resilient.

1.Climate mitigation measures

  • Building sector

    Recovery
    Introduction of mandatory Green Building Code and government implementation in public buildings with focus on educational institutions
    ContactMinistry of the Environment
  • Transition to renewable energy

    Redesign
    In order to increase solar energy production within limited land resources, to massively increase widespread PV and storage installations on exiting housing, traffic interchanges and agricultural and other infrastructure, resulting also in job creation.
    ContactMinistry of Energy, Planning Authority
  • Transition to renewable energy

    Redesign
    Setting up of 10 to 20 PV energy storage pilot projects
    ContactMinistry of Energy
  • Transition to renewable energy

    Recovery
    Increase in PV tenders of the Directorate for Government Housing for installation in governmential offices.
    ContactMinistry of Energy
  • Technological innovation (digitalization / hydrogen/ CCUS‚ etc.)

    Redesign
    Regulatory and financial support for scale up projects of environmental technologies, resulting in industrial efficiency and job creation
    ContactThe Innovation Authority, the Ministry of Environmental Protection
  • Sustainable transportation

    Recovery
    Reducing the use of private vehicles through major infrastructure investment in solutions such as, mass public transportation including urban light rail in major cities and a new Metro system in the Tel Aviv area.
    ContactMinistry of Transport
  • Technological innovation (digitalization / hydrogen/ CCUS‚ etc.)

    Recovery
    Transport congestion reduction through traffic management innovations, autonomous vehicles, public transport lanes, cycle lanes,
    ContactMinistry of Transport. Innovation Authority

2.Climate adaptation measures

3.Other environmental measures

  • Waste management and Circular economy / sustainable production and consumption

    Recovery
    Expansion of the activity of the National Resource Efficiency Center. The center is aimed at assisting industry  in reducing raw materials consumption and as result achieving GHG reduction and job creation.
    ContactMinistry of Economy, Ministry of Envrionmental Protection

4.International Cooperation

  • COVID19 recovery and other environmental issues

    Response
    MASHAV- Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation is supporting countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the COVID-19 pandemic crisis MASHAV has conducted on-line courses and lectures on different issues related to Climate and COVID-19 challenges, for example: a series of lectures on water issues: “Water Security and Emergency Management in Difficult Times” and “Water Quality Preservation and Remediation: Present & Future Challenges and lectures in "Remote Crop Optimization in Challenging Times"