Israel’s continuous growth and its rapid increase in per capita income has created increased pressure on the country’s natural resources and resulted in some environmental damage. Since Israel is located in one of the most densely populated areas in the world, its resources are limited. To continue to succeed, the country needs to ensure both the growth of its economy and the safety of its environment.
The Israel 2028 plan believes that a comprehensive environmental policy based on sustainable development would make environmental considerations an integral part of the decision-making process. It would also help future leaders set national objectives across economic and social realms. Some of the suggested sustainable development programs include providing economic incentives for use of clean technologies and the development of renewable energy; judicious use of infrastructures to protect open spaces; and creating a national waste policy that emphasizes sustainable treatment of hazardous waste.
To see all of the ways the Israel 2028 plan promotes sustainable development, click here to review the relevant section of the plan.