Israel
Focal point
Ms. Galit Cohen
Deputy Director General for Policy and Planning Ministry of Environmental Protection
Jerusalem

website: www.sviva.gov.il

Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where Israel is listed as a partner or lead entity in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform
Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

The best opportunity to slow the rate of near-term warming globally and in sensitive regions such as the Arctic is by cutting emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) – most notably methane, black carbon and some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Widespread reductions, which complement the need for aggressive global action on carbon dioxide, contribute significantly to the goal of limiting warming to less than two degrees. Reducing SLCPs can also advance national priorities such as protecting air quality and public health, promoting food security, enhancing energy efficiency, and alleviat...[more]

Partners
111 Partners, 50 State and REIO, 16 IGO and 45 NGO partners (as of April 2016). Full list: http://ccacoalition.org/en/partners
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Israel supports the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health

Israel supports the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health by placing women's and children's health issues at the heart of its international development agenda. In 2011, in line with its ongoing partnership with the Ghanaian authorities in Kumasi, Israel built a cane water supply system at the Komfo Anokye hospital valued at USD $50,000, in addition to supporting the training of health professionals working at the Mother and Baby units previously established by Israel, a training program valued at USD $70,000. In spring 2011, Israel completed the construction of an emergency and tra...[more]

Partners
Ghanaian authorities, Komfo Anokye hospital, Hospital Justinien in Cap-Haitiën, UNAIDS
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Reduction of Land-based pollution loads to the Mediterranean Sea, from Industrial and municipal sources

A large percentage of Israel's population as well as major industrial infrastructure sites are situated along the Mediterranean coast. As a result, substantial emissions found their way directly or indirectly to the Sea. Domestic legislation allows the issuance of permits for the marine disposal of wastewater containing pollutants, providing a strict set of measures to reduce pollution as much as possible and whereas no suitable land based alternative exists.. Permits are issued by an interministerial committee comprising 8 representatives, including a representative of non-governmental organi...[more]

Partners
Ministry of Environmental Protection (-Government); Inter-ministerial Committee for Marine Discharge Permits (government and non governmental); Dan Region Sewage Treatment Plant Wastewater Treatment Plant (municipal); Israel Electric Company
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Scholarships for Health

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel is preparing to provide around twenty scholarships over the course of five years) to outstanding candidates from the Caribbean and Pacific regions to attend the International Master of Public Health Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The scholarship will cover tuition and accommodation for the entire academic year, as well as airfare to and from Israel. Students will gain valuable knowledge in one of the top priority areas for SIDS Countries Public Health and NCDs and will be able to apply that knowledge in their home countries. As ...[more]

Partners
(1) MASHAV, The Agency for International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel; (2) The Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Hadassah; (3) public health authorities in SIDS Countries and regional organizations.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Statements
6 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2016
21 Jun 2012
12 May 2011
12 May 2011
11 May 2011
2 May 2011
13 May 2010
12 May 2010
6 May 2010
5 May 2010
4 May 2010
4 May 2010
3 May 2010
4 May 2009
4 May 2009
15 May 2008
14 May 2008
12 May 2008
9 May 2008
8 May 2008
7 May 2008
5 May 2008
5 May 2008
21 Apr 2005
12 Apr 2005
19 Apr 2004
3 Sep 2002
United Nations