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A Greener Israel – A Distant Dream?

Date: Thursday, June 21, 14:-00 - 15:30
Location: Oren 4 Hall


Advocate Naama Sikuler, Israel: Journalist and lawyer; News Director, Calcalist financial newspaper; former research, stock market and industry reporter.

Mrs. Dita Bronicki, Israel: Co-founder, Ormat Group of Companies;  Chief Executive Officer, Board Member, Ormat Industries Ltd.; Member, Board of Directors and CEO, Ormat Technologies, Inc.; Board Member, Orbotech Ltd ; former Director, Bet Shemesh; former Board Member,  OPTI Canada Inc.; former Member, Advisory Board, Bank of Israel.


Professor Eran Feitelson, Israel:Head, University School for Environmental Studies, former Chair, Department of Geography; former Head, Federmann School of Public Policy and Government, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; former Chair, Israeli National Parks and Nature Reserves Council. 


Mr. Lawson Freeman, Israel/USA: Commercial Vice President, Eastern Mediterranean, former Head of Marketing, Noble Energy.

Mr. Efi Stenzler, Israel: Chairman, Board of Directors, Jewish National Fund; Substitute Chairman, Israel Land Administration Council; former Mayor, Givatayim; Member, Board of Governors, The Jewish Agency for Israel; Chairman, Givatayim Theatre Administration; Co-founder, "Beit Kobi" school for lone soldiers. Recipient: Environmental Distinguished Fellow, Get Green; Distinguished fellow of the Druse community.


Advocate Alona Sheafer Karo, Israel: Director General, Ministry of Environmental Protection; Member, Plenary, Nature and Parks Authority; Member, National Board for Planning and Building; Chair, Environmental Committee, Ma'ala Corporate Social Responsibility Index;  Member, Advisory Committee to the President on the Environment, Advisory Committee, Open Landscape Institute, President's Award for Volunteerism; former Chief of Staff, Minister of the Environment; former Director, Life and Environment, Umbrella Organization of Environmental NGOs; former Senior Attorney, Israel Union for Environmental Defense.
The panel will be simultaneously translated into English.


Israel, like the rest of the world, faces significant environmental and  climatic threats. In the past few years, the awareness of Israel's 'green' future has increased, and a number of national, civil, and private initiatives have been introduced in an attempt to bring about real change. Are the pressing issues of today making us postpone the care of our future? What should be done to make Israel more sensitive to environmental issues? To what extent are the recent discoveries of gas in Israel affecting its environmental future? What new technologies are required in fields such as energy, public transportation, and urban planning for Israel to become a greener and more sustainable home for its eight million residents?

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