Environment and Sustainability

Our Environment and Sustainability program emphasizes the connections between environmental issues and social and economic concerns, promoting a comprehensive understanding of society and sustainability. In Israel, we focus on areas such as climate and energy policy, green economy, smart growth, urban resilience, and sustainable communities. By working in collaboration with our partners, we aim to effectively promote sustainable development and drive positive change in these areas.

Recent articles
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Leaving No One Behind

Discussion Paper

The paper aims to provide decision makers and experts with tangible findings and insights on which segments of the population in Israel might be negatively impacted by a carbon pricing reform. How can the socially unbalanced outcomes be addressed during the planning process?

Climate Justice and Migratio

Climate Justice and Migration


The publication offers perspectives on the complex relationships between climate change and migration and questions pessimistic basic assumptions on security issues and supposedly necessary (market-oriented) adaptation measures, which currently predominate in the political debates on the topic.

Pricing carbon


Both in Germany and internationally, the debate on the pricing of greenhouse gas emissions is experiencing a renaissance. However, an enlightened and realistic discussion of ways and means is needed so that CO2 pricing instruments can play a stronger role in climate policy. In this study, climate and energy expert Felix Chr. Matthes of the Öko-Institut examines the relevant elements of a CO2 pricing strategy. He gives an overview of design criteria and mechanisms of action.


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