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The GZA 2015 platform for the 37th World Zionist Congress

 

AIR QUALITY

Reduce air pollution by adopting strict vehicle-emissions standards and strict industrial air-quality standards. Improve use of public transit.

 

ANIMAL RIGHTS

Address Israel’s stray-animal situation through education and spade and neuter programs.

 

BEST PRACTICES

Support Israel’s environmental movement.

 

CARBON NEUTRALITY

Plan a carbon-neutral future for Israel.

 

DIASPORA RELATIONS

Promote better relations between Israelis and Jews in the Diaspora through green educational and entrepreneurial projects.

 

EDUCATION

Integrate ecological education into curricula in Israel and the Diaspora. Foster interreligious and intercultural dialogue on ecological issues.

 

FOOD JUSTICE

Invest in organic agriculture. Encourage diets that are less meat-intensive. Reduce food waste. Improve access to affordable, fresh, nutritious and culturally appropriate food in underserved communities. Utilize more environmentally friendly farming practices. Support community gardens.

 

GREEN ENERGY

Foster transformation of Israel’s energy economy to clean, renewable energy.

 

PEACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Recognize the intrinsic value of all Israelis, and ensure fair and equitable treatment for all Israelis, including Israeli Arabs, Israeli Bedouin, and those in geographic peripheries and inner cities. Work collaboratively with Israel’s neighbors to solve environmental issues. Support intergovernmental initiatives and collaborations as they are essential to solving regional environmental and social concerns. Support a negotiated and equitable two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

RECYCLING

Improve waste management through broader recycling and composting programs.

 

SHMITA

Develop a seven-year green plan for Israel. Incorporate shmita into educational projects. Institute a debt-forgiveness regimen. Restore equitability to Israel’s socioeconomic structure.

 

START-UP NATION

Pursue and encourage new environmental ideas and technologies.

 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Build smart and green when building. Preserve and restore open spaces, natural ecosystems and threatened species. Recognize and respect Israel's diverse population.

 

WATER CONSERVATION

Reduce stress on Israel’s lakes, rivers and aquifers, and lower demand for energy-intensive desalinized water.

 

 


 

 

Click here to see the GZA 2010 platform for the 36th World Zionist Congress.

Click here to see the GZA 2006 platform for the 35th World Zionist Congress.

Click here to see the GZA 2002 platform for the 34th World Zionist Congress.

 

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"Even though you may think them superfluous in this world, creatures such as flies, bugs and gnats have their allotted task in the scheme of creation, as it says, 'And God saw everything that God had made, and behold, it was very good'."

- Genesis Rabbah 10:7

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