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US environmental official to visit Israel ahead of climate confab in Egypt

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent

The US State Department announces that Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and Special Envoy for Biodiversity and Water Resources Monica Medina will be in Tel Aviv from Thursday to Saturday for meetings with government officials and NGOs to discuss water reuse issues.

Medina will then head to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to join the US delegation to the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27.

“While at COP27, Assistant Secretary Medina will focus on the intersections between the climate, biodiversity, and water scarcity crises,” the State Department says.

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