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.