08/06/2017

Minister Elkin Represents Israel at UN Ocean Conference
 
 
"Israel remains committed to the Paris Agreement. Immediately after signing the Paris Agreement, the Israeli government took concrete steps, including setting goals, budget, and a plan of action in order to achieve our commitment." That was the message from Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin, who is representing Israel at the United Nations Ocean Conference in NY. The conference is taking place from June 5th to 9th; Minister Elkin spoke on June 7th.


​During his speech, Minister Elkin described the importance of protecting the oceans, seas, and marine resources. He also reviewed Israel’s extensive investments in marine and coastal development, including the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s clean beach program, and the ministry’s participation in the UN Enivornment Program’s Clean Seas campaign. In addition, Israel is involved in the development of innovative technologies in response to the sustainable development challenges it faces.

Minister Elkin: "Our technologies and know-how are very relevant to many developing countries. We are pleased to share our experiences and our innovative technologies for reducing emissions and adapting to climate change, especially in terms of water. Israel is fully committed to expanding its partnerships with all relevant stakeholders in the region."

At the end of his speech, Elkin spoke as a representative of "The People of the Book," about the special relationship to water and the environment in the Bible.