Greenhouse gas emission mitigation plan for the state of israel: Strategies, incentives and reporting

Ofira Ayalon, Miriam Lev-On, Perry P. Lev-On

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Abstract

Israel has taken a major step forward towards planning for, and initiating the implementation of, measures that are expected to lead to GHG reductions that would benefit its economy. The action plan that was adopted is expected to lead to reductions of close to 16 MMT C02e. However, this amount is short by 6 million tonnes from the 22 million tonnes C02e emission reductions target that was previously declared. It is, therefore, essential to continuously review other actions that could be undertaken, either by mandatory measures and/or through voluntary initiatives, that could help in closing the gap between the targeted and the anticipated GHG emission reductions. A notable gap in the action plan presented is the issue of fuel switching in the power sector, including the introduction of renewable energy technologies, such as solar, wind and biomass, into the local energy market. In 2011 the government of Israel reaffirmed its commitment to a target of 10% electricity generation from renewable sources by 2020. However, a myriad of bureaucratic delays and financing difficulties, along with other regional geopolitical events, are jeopardizing attainment of these renewable electricity goals while energy demands are continuing to grow.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationAir and Waste Management Association - Climate Change Conference 2013
Subtitle of host publicationImpacts, Policy and Regulation
PublisherAir and Waste Management Association
Pages135-141
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781634393478
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventClimate Change Conference 2013: Impacts, Policy and Regulation - Washington, United States
Duration: 9 Sep 201311 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameAir and Waste Management Association - Climate Change Conference 2013: Impacts, Policy and Regulation

Conference

ConferenceClimate Change Conference 2013: Impacts, Policy and Regulation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period9/09/1311/09/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Global and Planetary Change

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