President Herzog inaugurates the Israeli pavilion at COP27 in Egypt

President Herzog spoke at the Israeli pavilion at the COP27, saying that Israel remains committed to the global effort to combat climate change.

 Israel's President Isaac Herzog at the Israeli pavilion at the COP27 conference, November 7, 2022. (photo credit: CHAIM TZACH/GPO)
Israel's President Isaac Herzog at the Israeli pavilion at the COP27 conference, November 7, 2022.
(photo credit: CHAIM TZACH/GPO)

Israel's President Isaac Herzog inaugurated Israel's first-ever pavilion at the COP27 conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on Monday. 

At the event, he gave a speech saying that "Israel is committed to the global effort to combat climate change." 

"This is a subject that is above politics and above borders. It might be the only subject to unite the entire humankind," Herzog said.

Herzog met with King Abdullah II of Jordan during his visit to the COP27 conference in Sharm El Sheikh.

 Israel's President Isaac Herzog and King Abdullah II of Jordan meeting at the COP27 conference in Egypt, November 7, 2022. (credit: HAIM ZACH/GPO) Israel's President Isaac Herzog and King Abdullah II of Jordan meeting at the COP27 conference in Egypt, November 7, 2022. (credit: HAIM ZACH/GPO)

"We discussed trilateral Israel-UAE-Jordan cooperation on energy and water, as well as the southern Jordan River rehabilitation project, the advancement of our bilateral ties, and regional issues," he wrote on Twitter.

"The climate conference is a historic event in humanity's most important struggle – saving the planet's climate," Herzog said on Monday shortly before heading to the COP27 climate change conference.

"I will present an Israeli vision that I call a renewed Middle East, in which Israel, together with the countries in the region, will provide significant solutions in the face of the climate crisis," he said.

“The climate is at the top of the State of Israel’s priorities," Herzog added. "It is connected to the future of our children and future generations. We must do everything to do our part to save humankind.”

“The climate is at the top of the State of Israel’s priorities. It is connected to the future of our children and future generations. We must do everything to do our part to save humankind."

President Isaac Herzog

The Israeli president added that he will also meet with other world leaders, among them British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Herzog will be greeted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Herzog is also set to inaugurate the Israeli pavilion with Israeli government ministers such as Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg, Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton, Innovation, Science and Technology Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen and Regional Cooperation Minister Issawi Frej.