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Israel okays $720m plan to plant trees in cities, in effort to battle climate change

The government approves a national plan to plant hundreds of thousands of trees in Israel’s cities over the next 18 years, in an effort to combat climate change and give city-dwellers more shade.

The Agriculture Ministry says some 450,000 trees are set to be planted by 2040 along 3 million meters of Israeli streets, with the cost estimated at NIS 2.25 billion ($720 million).

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