The September 2011 Bulletin, the English language publication of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, focuses on the wide range of environmental programs which were initiated in Israel over the past year.

 Israel Environment Bulletin publishes new issue

 

(Communicated by the Ministry of Environmental Protection)

The September 2011 Israel Environmental Bulletin, the English language publication of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, focuses on the wide range of environmental programs which were initiated in Israel over the past year – from a green life publicity campaign to waste separation at source, from a greenhouse gas reduction plan to a green government initiative, from resource efficiency in local government to accession to the OECD.

Articles include:

At a Glance
– News in brief about the environment in Israel.

Interview with MK Gilad Erdan, Minister of Environmental Protection
– Minister Erdan outlines his environmental policy, major achievements and remaining challenges.

Let’s Think Green: Focusing on a Green Lifestyle
– A look at Israel’s innovative publicity campaign for motivating environmental behavior, including a special interview with Director General Att. Alona Scheafer (Karo).

Catalyzing a Recycling Revolution in Israel
– A government sponsored separation of waste at source program is paving the way toward increased recycling.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Action Plan
– A 2.2 billion shekel action plan should help meet Israel’s target of 20% emissions reductions by 2020.

The Carmel Forest Fire: Rehabilitating the Damages
– The devastation wreaked by Israel’s largest forest fire accelerates plans for more sustainable forest management.

Asbestos Cleanup in the Western Galilee
– An ambitious and unique action plan is helping to clean up asbestos waste in northern Israel.

Greening Israel’s Government
– Reduced resource consumption, reduced waste and increased use of recyclables are at the heart of the Green Government initiative.

The Environment Tag: Resource Efficiency in Local Authorities
– Local authorities in Israel commit to greater efficiency in three areas: energy, water and waste.

Environmental Legislation
– A look at recent legislation on asbestos hazards, packaging management, environmental enforcement, noise abatement and more.

International Cooperation
– Surveying Israel’s accession to the OECD.