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Meat Atlas 2021: Facts and figures about the animals we eat

Atlas

There is hardly any other food that pollutes our environment and the climate as badly as meat. However, no government in the world currently has a concept of how meat consumption and production can be significantly reduced. But if the sector continues to grow as it has up to now, almost 360 million tons of meat will be produced and consumed worldwide in 2030. With ecological effects that are hard to imagine.

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Environment and Sustainability

Climate Justice and Migratio

Climate Justice and Migration

Study

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

Study

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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A World of Plastic

Plastic Atlas

What’s the connection between the oil industry, climate change and plastic? How does plastic impact women’s health? Why can’t recycling solve the problem with plastic?

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Gender and Democracy

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Sustainable Development Goals in Light of the Covid-19 Crisis

Report

The report deals with the 2030 Agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework and opportunity to recover from the Covid-19 crisis that has affected the world over the past year. The report focuses on monitoring the implementation of three goals in Israel: Gender Equality, Climate Change and Ending Poverty; and the activities of CSOs in these areas.

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DETENTION OF MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ISRAEL

DETENTION OF MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ISRAEL

Report

This is the 5th edition of the Annual Detention Monitoring Report of the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants. The report reveals concentrated attempts to detain and deport families with school-aged children, as well as phenomena of prolonged detention periods of migrants suffering mental health issues.

Handbook of Organizational Gender Consultation and Intervention

The Handbook of Organizational Gender Consultation and Intervention, published in 2019 by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, is the first guide of its kind. Its aim is to provide a professional toolbox for men and women operating as agents of gender equality in modern organizations, either formally (appointees, consultants, and individuals responsible for equal opportunity and gender equality) or informally (as feminists aiming to promote change in the organization or in their institutional field).

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Foreign and regional security policy

Cover Image- Crisis of the Zionist Left

The Crisis of the Zionist Left

Essay

How did the Israeli Zionist left parties reach the brink of extinction? This essay sheds light on some of the key developments in Israeli society since the signing of the Oslo Accords and illustrates the background for the decline of the Zionist Left in Israeli politics. 

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Skeptic Doves

Essay

The essay analyzes how beliefs regarding the feasibility of a solution became the main factor that explains current political disputes over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and why the relative silence of the left’s leaders and the ambivalent messages of the center on the issue further entrench the notion that the two-state solution is obsolete.

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Shifting the Paradigm

Essay

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been waging for decades, in a never-ending cycle of military, economic and social confrontations alongside several reconciliation attempts between the two sides. Looking back at the negotiations over the past three decades, this essay asks the question: What went wrong? Why did the peace process fail and how can these learning help us to reach a sustainable agreement in the future?

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Knocked Out

Essay

During the Netanyahu era, the Israeli left has shrunk considerably and finds itself in a state of paralysis; Israeli right-wing politicians, backed by extra-parliamentary organizations, managed to redefine the Israeli left as traitorous, foreign and anti-Israeli. To understand the success of the smear campaign that drove the leftist political camp to the sidelines of the political game, it is time to discuss the role that the left itself has played in this process.

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Just Wars?

Essay

This essay provides insights into how Jewish Israelis view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Former Head of the Israeli Shin Bet, Ami Ayalon, argues that Jewish Israelis do not distinguish between the two types of war that Israel is engaged in, one that is just, and one that is unjust, and sketches a roadmap for the future.

German-Israeli Dialogue

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Leaving No One Behind

Policy 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?

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Making Smart Mobility Sustainable

Policy Paper

A comprehensive assessment of the environmental effects of different shared mobility options. How can shared mobility be effectively designed in order to contribute to achieving low-carbon mobility?

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Trust, Democratic Resilience, and the Infodemic - cover

Trust, Democratic Resilience, and the Infodemic

Policy Paper

By focusing on the nexus between trust and mis- and disinformation this policy paper reveals the effects of trust reduction in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. How can societal resilience to mis- and disinformation be promoted and trust in democratic institutions reinforced?

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Telling Facts from Fakes

Policy Paper

Israel is famous for scientific research and technological innovation. However, when it comes to science communications, Israel is behind other countries. The COVID-19 pandemic additionally exposed a confidence crisis between the public and the scientific community. How can we bolster public trust in science and effectively battle the infodemic?