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Israel, Jordan and UAE agree to regional cooperation in order to address the climate crisis

Israel, Jordan and UAE agree to regional cooperation in order to address the climate crisis

Israel, Jordan, UAE agree on regional cooperation to tackle climate crisis


Israel, The The United Arab Emirates (UAE), have signed a historic agreement for regional cooperation in fighting climate change, according to the Israeli Ministry of Energy in a statement.


The agreement was signed by Karin Elharrar, Israeli Minister of Energy, and Mariam Almheiri, UAE Minister of Food and Water Security Mariam Almheiri and Mohammad Najjar, Jordan’s Water Minister, in Dubai, UAE. This was done with the US Special Presidential Envoy to Climate John Kerry present, Xinhua news agency reported.


As part of the agreement 600 megawatts of green power will be exported from Israel’s new storage facilities.


In exchange, The export of up to 200,000,000 cubic meters of desalinated water from a new desalination plant to be built in Jordan will be examined.


The statement stated that the agreement would allow for a joint response to climate crises challenges, as well energy security and water supply in the region.


The normalization agreement between them made possible the collaboration. The Israeli ministry concluded that the UAE had been signed in September 2020.


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