New MK Cohen-Paran: Israel must take part in global action plan on climate change

For lifelong environmentalist and soon-to-be Knesset newcomer Yael Cohen Paran, achieving a cleaner, more breathable Israel means transforming theoretical targets into tangible action.

“Sometimes, it’s better to [set] more modest goals and work toward them,” she told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

An activist in the sector since her days as a university student, Cohen Paran will be the first member of an environmental party – the Green Movement – to join the legislature. As part of her new role, she hopes to raise awareness among politicians about some of the country’s most pressing environmental issues, push forward plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions and integrate renewable energy sources, among other projects.


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