Sustainability Outlook 2030: Environmental Futures for Israel
Publication Year: 2010
The Environmental Policy Center of the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, as an external ‘think tank’, together with the Ministry of Environmental Protection, as the official Government Ministry responsible for leading the Sustainability agenda, jointly created a challenging and innovative project to define possible, but realistic, environmental futures for Israel. The project harnesses insights from international experience together with forward-thinking of leading experts in Israel, to provide a practical set of policy packages. The Sustainability Outlook was aimed to be adopted by the government in mid 2012 and accepted by decision shapers and makers in the private sector and civil society as a long term framework for cooperation and building consensus.
Sustainability Outlook 2030 was initiated in 2010 as a joint project by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Jerusalem Institute’s Centre for Environmental Policy to draft Israel’s first long-term policy framework for environmental governance. It is designed for policy makers, primarily in government but will be relevant to decision makers and leaders of public opinion and organizations which influence them. It is anticipated that what starts out as a document will turn into an ongoing process, to be reviewed and revised on a regular basis. “2030,” as we call it, will reflect conceptual thinking and environmental responsibilities at the international level but will specifically relate to those issues most relevant to Israel’s own interests.
Structure of the Project and Target Audience
2030 will consist of 5 sub-projects, each of which has individual value but together create a knowledge-based long-term conceptual policy framework and mechanisms for its implementation. The following are the 5-sub projects: Indicator base, Expert Base, Scenarios, Instrument packages, and Outlook for Israel 2030. The primary target audience are policy makers in government, but the Outlook will be of interest and use to those groups who impact on and influence policy makers. The following are additional target audiences: Government Ministries, Parliament, NGOs, Local authorities, and the Private Sector.