COP 19 Conference in 2013

COP19 took place in Warsaw, Poland on November 11-22, 2013. KKL-JNF participated  from November 15-22, as part of Israel's official delegation to the conference.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP19 –took in Warsaw, Poland on November 11-22, 2013.

KKL-JNF participated during the second week of the conference, from November 15-22, as part of the state of Israel's official delegation to the conference.

KKL-JNF representatives at this year's forum:

  • Gil Siaki presented a short lecture on:
    “Dryland Afforestation as a Means for Promoting Adaptation”


  • Eran Etner presented a short lecture on:
    "Water Scarcity: Recycling Practices for Adapting to Climate Change”


  • Karine Bolton – was responsible for all matters related to international relations, professional contacts and the logistics of the KKL-JNF pavilion at the conference.


Desert Afforestation - Yatir Forest in the Negev. Photo: KKL-JNF Photo Archive

On November 16-17, there was a forum on the topic of Global Landscape with the participation of KKL-JNF professionals and representatives. The forum addressed topics that represent some of KKL-JNF's diverse activities: afforestation, agriculture, climate change and more. The forum is a global platform that forges connections between world leaders, scientists, media organizations, private companies and donors, and provides all its partners with up-to-date information.

This year, as in the past, besides participating in the discussions and professional meetings that are part of the forum, KKL-JNF ran a pavilion at the COP19 exhibition. The pavilion provided information on KKL-JNF's diverse fields of activity. At previous conferences, over 35,000 people visited the KKL-JNF pavilion.

Reporting from COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland


Side-Event at the Forum:
KKL-JNF held a side-event at the forum together with other members of the Israeli delegation and the National Council for Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Public Leadership (NCCSD) from India.

Israel-India Side Event at COP 19 a Resounding Success