Beyond Carbon: Shaping the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Perspectives from Germany and Israel

With climate change being the defining challenge of our generation, threatening to disrupt the ecological system on which we all depend, the program aims to foster exchange of ideas and best practices among professionals from academic and policy communities in Israel and Germany.

Our dossier illustrates different perspectives on design and implementation of low-emission development strategies on a global scale in order to shift to carbon neutral, net-zero economies and avoid the devastating effects of climate change.

Decarbonization Strategies for the 21th Century - German-Israeli Perspectives
German-Israeli Fellowship Program
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