(May 9, 2022 / JNS) 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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