COP 21 Conference in 2015

COP21 took place in Paris, France on November 30- December 11, 2015. KKL-JNF participated  from December 4-11, as part of Israel's official delegation to the conference.

From Nov. 30 until Dec. 11 2015, Paris hosted the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), which convened in another attempt to confront one of the greatest threats facing humanity – climate change.

A KKL-JNF delegation attended as part of the official Israeli delegation, together with representatives of various government ministries, under the aegis of the Ministry for Environmental Protection.

Some 40,000 representatives from all over the world, including presidents, prime ministers and ministers for the environment gatherered in Paris in December 2015 in an attempt, after 20 years of UN negotiations, to formulate an international climate agreement that will oblige each country to pursue a judicious policy for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This intense international activity opened a window of opportunity for the development and application of innovative Israeli technologies for adaptation to climate change and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Read about the Kinneret Climate Walk, undertaken by Israeli children for COP21 


Around seventy representatives from all sectors of the Israeli economy were among those taking part in the conference, and will constitute the largest delegation to this climate convention assembly.

The varied delegation included representatives of the government and of green organizations, including KKL-JNF.

The delegation was headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who was accompanied by Minister for Environmental Protection Avi Gabbay, the ministry’s director general Yisrael Danziger and other senior officials. During the conference, the Israeli delegation held a series of side events that presented the Israeli angle on preparation for climate change.


KKL-JNF took part in the conference from December 4-11 and held a number of events during that time:

  • A side event was held jointly by the Montenegrin ministry of agriculture and the Israeli ministry for environmental protection on December 9th. The topic was: “National and Regional Adaptation to Mediterranean Climate Change: Forests, Landscapes and Beyond” -Turning Challenges into Opportunities

    Invitation to side event PDF

  • From December 7-10, KKL-JNF ran a stall for the dissemination of information about its activities in mitigating climate change.

  • KKL France held a special Hanukkah event at a local school on December 9th.