|Adapting to Climate Change|
By Dr. Orr Karassin
CANCUN (Dec. 9, 2010) — As part of the events that took place at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 16/MOP 6) here, our delegation joined the Israeli government delegation to present a side event to share the various ways we have learned to adapt to life in an arid region. KKL-JNF initiated the side event together with the government of Israel in order to present and share the knowledge Israel has acquired on adapting to hot and arid climates. In moderating the event, I emphasized that the purpose was not to debate policy, as was the case at most of the conference discussions, but rather to present practical solutions in the fields of agriculture and afforestation in hot and arid regions.
Dr. Orr Karassin is a Green Zionist Alliance representative to the board of directors of Jewish National Fund in Israel.
Israeli Nature Poll
"We breathe, and the trees breathe. We breathe in what the trees breathe out. So we breathe each other into existence."
- Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Did You Know?
Of the main tributaries to the Jordan River, only one - the Dan Spring - lies within Israel's pre-1967 boundaries. The Banyas Springs are in the Golan Heights and the Hasbani Spring is in Lebanon.
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