Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday approved the country’s first climate protection bill, which aims to shift the country towards a zero-emissions economy by 2050.

The draft legislation, which was submitted by the Environmental Protection Ministry, together with the energy, economic and finance ministries, aims to cut carbon emissions by 27% by 2030.

It is also geared to building national readiness for a future climate crisis, according to the Environmental Protection Ministry.

The bill, which also includes a government commitment to sustainable development, heads to the Knesset, where it must pass three readings to become law.


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