environmental diplomacy

How does the EU's external environmental policy play out in the international sphere?

When Shadi Shiha arrived at the Israeli-Jordanian border and saw the armed Israeli soldiers and the Israeli flag, he almost turned around and went home. [...] That was almost a year ago. Shiha, who is also a serious break-dancer, spent two semesters at the Arava Institute at Kibbutz Ketura in southern Israel and he says it changed his world view.

Israeli companies leading the way in sustainability and innovation in their fields will be on show at Israel’s first ever corporate social responsibility (CSR) conference that will take place next week.[...] Israel has been named the world’s top innovator in the field of clean technologies by the Global Cleantech 100 Index. 

Environmental diplomacy is part of the overall process of mediation that unifies the diversity in actions and views of certain universal environmental norms and local environmental values. The issue of the environment has a transnational characteristic and it requires various solutions, norms and even joint schemes to overcome it.

PD News headlines look back at news coverage on the COP21 climate change conference. 

Paris to host decisive COP21 climate talks

This new video from AFP News goes inside the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France to discuss what's at stake in the climate talks and why an agreement needs to be reached now. 

This event is an opportunity for the general public to meet with international and national wetland center partners visiting from Russia, Iowa, Texas and the United Kingdom. [...] Russia has only recently moved from a system of strictly protected nature areas where people were excluded, to a more inclusive system of encouraging and promoting outdoor environmental education.

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