The city of Holon has been chosen to participate in the Clima-Med project, which promotes action to mitigate the impact on climate change in the Middle East. This program is operated by the European Union in conjunction with the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Environmental Affairs, and the Municipality of Holon.
The first meeting of the program took place this week at the European Union embassy. The meeting was hosted by Ambassador Emanuele Giaufret and was attended by representatives of the participating organizations. The Municipality of Holon was represented by Dr. Michal Sarfati, Director of the Department of Sustainability, and Zvia Azgad, Director of the Department of Quality Assurance, who is responsible for urban renewal.
It should be noted that Israel is a leader in this field in the Middle East and aims to influence countries around the world. As part of the program, there will be meetings that aim to design government policy regarding climate, sustainability, and innovation. Through the local government's participation, the project will facilitate direct contact with residents in order to plan and carry out activities. Municipalities throughout Israel will eventually adopt the model that will be developed through this program.
Photograph: Michal Keren