Ministers advance bill aimed at cutting global warming emissions by 27% by 2030

Sue Surkes is The Times of Israel's environment reporter.

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation has approved Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg’s Climate Bill after several delays.

The draft legislation seeks to commit the government to cutting global warming emissions by 27% by 2030 and to reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

It is unanimously approved by the top ministerial committee, with the backing of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.

The Finance Ministry had tried to oppose setting goals that could tie the government’s hands, while the Energy Ministry says it backs the law so long as Israel’s “energy security” can be maintained.

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