COP 17: KKL-JNF at the United Nations Climate Change Conf.

Sharing Our Knowledge and Experience as Part of the Global Effort

KKL_171111_A (photo credit: KKL-JNF)
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Ever since the establishment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in 1995, the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCC has been gathering each year to discuss issues in climate change and to assess steps taken to deal with climate change. The 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17) will be held this year in Durban, South Africa, beginning November 28th and ending December 9th.
KKL-JNF will hold a side event at the conference, and will also run a booth throughout its duration. In addition, KKL-JNF will run several events in the South African Jewish community. These activities will give KKL-JNF the opportunity to present its achievements in Technical Transfer and Capacity Building in three main areas, for the benefit of mankind:
  1. Afforestation in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas in Response to Climate Change & Desertification
  2. Watershed Management
  3. Biological Control Methods
KKL-JNF Delegation
Israel, which currently has observer status at COP, sends an official delegation every year, consisting of government ministers and top representatives in the environmental and business sectors. True to its mission to share their knowledge and experience as part of the global effort, the KKL-JNF delegation forms part of the official delegation every year, giving KKL-JNF the opportunity to exchange knowledge and expertise with other countries, and to develop working relationships.
Included in this year's KKL-JNF delegation are Dr. Orr Karassin, an Environmental Law specialist at the Open University and a member of the KKL-JNF Board of Directors; Mr. Itzik Moshe, Deputy Director of KKL-JNF's Southern Region;  Mr. David Brand, KKL-JNF Head Forester and Research Director; and Ms. Karine Bolton, Director of International, Relations at KKL-JNF.