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Israel at Paris Climate Conference

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Published: 1 December 2015

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Let it shine: Israel hypes solar at Paris talks – The Times of Israel 29.11.15
50-strong Israeli delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris to show how blue and white tech can lower emissions. But Israel currently has only 2% of its energy from renewable sources and has committed to only 17% by 2030. ‘No one is questioning the science any more, everyone is looking for solutions.’                                                          Read report here

And see the following examples from over 2,300 events in 175 countries on the eve of the Paris Conference, in which 785,000 people united in one voice calling for a 100% clean energy future to save our only planet home:


In Israel, EcoPeace Middle East, the Israel Bicycle Association and Green Course organised events in Tel Aviv and simultaneously at the Kineret on 27 November 2015 to ensure clean energies get the attention they deserve. Participants formed huge green hearts, calling on the Israeli government to commit to reducing emissions and to set a high goal for renewable energies. The Tel Aviv marchers were addressed at Rabin Square by the French Ambassador, the Israeli Environment Minister and other members of the Knesset. EcoPeace Water Trustees represented the future generation with an inspiring speech about environmental peace building in three languages - Hebrew, Arabic and English.

In Australia, Jews participated with hundreds of thousands of others in People’s Climate Marches and events in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Newcastle, Perth, Canberra and other locations. This photograph shows four participants in the Sydney march on their way to the Jewish assembly point in the Domain before the march commenced.


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