Israel on Sunday approved its first Climate Bill in what Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg said represented a “dramatic stage” in the climate change battle.
The draft legislation seeks to commit Israel’s government to cut global warming emissions by at least 27 percent by the decade’s end, and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
It now needs to be approved by the Israeli parliament. The Times of Israel (ToI) reported.
“History! A crucial step in our future and Israel’s long-term success. Israel joins the advanced countries and is moving to a new stage. “The fight against climate change”Zandberg tweeted about the bill’s approval.
It was unanimously endorsed by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation with the backing of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett – who announced the net-zero goal before participating in the United Nations COP26 in Glasgow last year – and of Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.
“We promised and we delivered,” Lapid said.
Tamara Lev, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel’s director of climate policy, said that while she welcomed the bill’s approval, The targetsToI reported that they were not ambitious enough.
The bill provides the legal framework to create, budget, implement, and report plans to reduce emissions and prepare to deal with the impacts of climate change. It was felt very strongly in the Middle East.
Hailing the legislation as a “historic moment,” Zandberg said that anchoring the goals of emission cuts would provide certainty for Israel’s economy, allowing it Develop innovative ideasSmart, smart, and with clean growth