COP27 – the upcoming climate conference in Egypt – seems to have been tailored to Israel’s needs. COP27 will be held against the background of the serious increase in extreme weather worldwide; floods, fires, droughts and loss of water sources. As we know, Israel is warming up twice as much as the world average. Worryingly, as expressed in the State Comptroller’s scathing report (issued on the eve of COP26), Israel is doing very little to properly prepare for the promotion of climate policy for adequate national preparation.
This makes both the presence of Adam Teva V’Din as well as our special ‘observer status’ at COP27 hugely important.
Adam Teva V’Din were the first Israeli environmental NGO to be recognized and given official observer status. This is a privilege that allows us to participate in COP activities where other organizations cannot. We will share regular updates from COP27 on our social media platforms as well as in the November 20th Friends of Israel’s Environment virtual event, where we will reflect on what took place.