News & Current Affairs

News Update – December 10

By: Max
December 10, 2009

With the entire international community gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark to negotiate a new climate treaty, there’s a lot going on this week.

Jordan’s Department of Statistics report that the total area planted with grain in the Kingdom has decreasd 34% compared to last year.  Authorities attribute the decline to water scarcity and climate change.  Meanwhile, the Jordanian delegation to COP-15 is optimistic that the global community will reach an ambitious deal.

In the nick of time, the Israeli Knesset passed two climate-related measures. However State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss reports that Israel has failed to live up to its emissons reductions plans.

Unrelated to the climate crisis but still great news, the Palestinian Ministry of Local Government approved plans for Rawabi, the first Palestinian planned city which, among other benefits, will incorporate sustainable environmental practices and green spaces into the city’s design.

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