Abigail Klein Leichman
June 20, 2023

Since 1901, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) has been developing the land of Israel ecologically and socially, and working to enhance, protect and preserve its environmental resources such as forests and waterways.

KKL-JNF opens Israel Climate Center to fight climate crisis
KKL-JNF Chairwoman Ifat Ovadia Luski. Photo by Haim Versano/KKL-JNF

These days, one of the biggest challenges facing the organization is climate change, which is causing extreme weather conditions, global water scarcity and wildfires.

In response, KKL-JNF has established a new climate unit composed of two departments: one focusing on large-scale climate initiatives and climate innovation projects such as renewable energies and energy efficiency; the other focusing on training and knowledge transfer to climate leadership in public bodies.

KKL-JNF Chairwoman Ifat Ovedia Luski said the Israel Climate Center will assist municipalities and local and regional councils in dealing with the problems arising from the crisis.

“At the same time, it will provide tools to convey the importance of nature and the environment to the younger generation, as well as to spread the ability of each individual to make an impact in this regard,” she said.

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