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Preparation of Israel to Post-Kyoto Discussions and GHG Emissions Reduction

This is a joined venture study with the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

The goal of this project was to provide the Ministry of Environmental Protection with a tool for negotiations in Israel and in the international arena after the COP 15, held on December 2009 at Copenhagen, and, in addition, a development of an operational and economic plan for GHG emission reduction - in view of regulations, inter-governmental cooperation and other leading stake-holders in Israel.

The work includes an analysis of barriers and market failures in respect to emissions reduction scenarios, with negative net costs (meaning benefits are higher than costs). An international review that examines regulations alternatives, analysis of macro economical influences (including a dynamic model that will examine the influence of several policy measures for emissions reduction on the Israeli market), presenting measures alternatives for the estimation and follow up on emissions reduction (emissions per capita, emissions normalized per GDP etc.), in view of the working plan prepared by the group. The working paper will allow Israel to reach the goal set by the president, Mr. Shimon Peres, during the world summit in Copenhagen: reduction if 20% from the increase of emissions projected by 2020.

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