Israel Climate Change Conference | 14.02.23Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

The Middle East is a global hot spot for the climate crisis. In the next several decades, Israel and its neighbors will have to contend with numerous dangers and threats: life-threatening heat waves, water, and food shortages, waves of refugees, wildfires, floods, and political crises. But the Middle East is also a hot spot for opportunities spawned by the climate crisis: cross-border collaborations for the production of green energy, desalination, sustainable agriculture, saving the Dead Sea, and technologies for mitigating and adapting to the climate crisis.

The Haaretz Climate Conference will take place in Beer Sheba in partnership with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and will focus on the tension between the threats and the opportunities surrounding the climate crisis.

The purpose of the conference is to raise public awareness of the challenges and opportunities in the fields of climate change and sustainability that are shared by all the countries in the region. Indeed, without global strategic cooperation, change will not be possible.

Approximately 500 people are expected to attend the conference, including environmental activists, senior managers in fields related to the environment, policymakers, climate entrepreneurs and investors, media representatives, and others.

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Among the speakers

יצחק הרצוג

Isaac Herzog President of Israel

עידית סילמן

Idit Silman Minister of Environmental Protection

פרופ' דניאל חיימוביץ'

Prof. Daniel Chamovitz President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

שרון אלרעי פרייס

Sharon Elroy Preis Head of the Public Health Services at the Israeli Health Ministry

מרים אל מהירי

HE Mariam AlMheiri Minister of Climate Change and Environment

ד"ר פרדריקה אוטו

Prof. Friederike Otto Senior Lecturer in Climate Science at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment

הנס דוקטר

Mr. Hans Docter Ambassador of the Netherlands in Israel

קתרין קלווין

Dr. Katherine Calvin Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor, NASA

ורוניקה ארטל

Veronika Ertl Director, Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

דב חנין

Dr. Dov Khenin Chairman of the Israeli Climate Forum

גדעון ברומברג

Gideon Brumberg CEO Israel, EcoPeace Middle East

נטע ליפמן

Dr. Netta Lipman Senior Deputy Director General of Natural Resources & Climate Resilience at the Ministry of Environmental Protection

מייקל זוננפלד

Michael Sonnenfeldt Founder and Chairman of global HNW investor network, TIGER 21, and Chairman, MUUS Climate Partners

רות דגן

Dr. Ruth Dagan Partner and head of the Environment and Climate Change practice at Herzog Fox & Neeman, consultant to the UN on the subject of the carbon market

דרור בין

Dror BinCEO of the Israel Innovation Authority

עמית ברכה

Amit Bracha CEO of Adam Teva V’Din

ג'והיינה בדר-נמארנה

Joyina Badr Nemarna Social worker and director of projects at the Citizens for the Environment NGO

ירון זיו

Prof. Yaron Ziv Head of the School of Sustainability and Climate Change at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

יקי נוימן

Yaki NoymanCEO, Doral Group

איתן פרנס

Eitan Parnass CEO of the Green Energy Association of Israel

נדב דוידוביץ'

Prof. Nadav Davidovitch Chair of the Faculty of Health Systems Management, and faculty member at the School of Sustainability and Climate Change, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

דורית אדלר

Dr. Dorit Adler President of the Israeli Forum for Sustainable Nutrition, and Co-Chair Food systems and water cluster, The Israeli President Climate Forum

תמר וייס

Tamar Weiss Gabbay Writer, winner of the Brenner Literature Prize for her novel “The Weather Woman”

תמר מקוב

Dr. Tamar Makov Head of the Circular Economy Lab, Faculty of Management and Management and the School of Sustainability and Climate Change, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

איריס ויסולי פישר

Prof. Iris Visoly-Fisher The Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center at the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

אבנר גרוס

Dr. Avner Gross A climate change scientist and Head of the Geo-Climate lab “the climatist”