08/11/2011 - In recent years Israel has strengthened its environmental policies and now should develop a green growth plan that combines environmental, economic and social policies.
As a relatively small, water-scarce, densely populated, and highly-urbanised country, Israel faces pressing environmental challenges. It has made good progress in addressing air pollution, water use and some other environmental challenges.
In the process, Israel has developed a dynamic clean-tech sector. However, the fast pace of economic and population growth intensifies pressures on the environment, including waste generation, habitat degradation and greenhouse gas emissions.
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This Review presents 41 recommendations to help address these challenges including:
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