Israel’s government claims that by the middle of the century, it will lower carbon emissions by 85% from 2015 levels. According to the country’s prime minister, the decision will promote the country’s gradual transition to a low-carbon economy. The great majority of emissions from transportation, the electrical industry, and municipal trash are among the targets. On the other hand, critics want more ambitious renewable energy objectives and greater economic incentives for change. Since the beginning of the industrial period, the planet has warmed by around 1.2 degrees Celsius, and temperatures will continue to rise unless governments around the world drastically reduce emissions.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, on the other hand, stated that the decision would result in a “clean, efficient, and competitive economy” and would place Israel at the forefront of the fight against climate change. Israel’s goals matched those of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, a legally binding international convention on climate change that over 200 countries signed. It aspires to maintain global temperatures below 2.0 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, and preferably below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Israel signed the Paris Climate Agreement. It has set a short-term target of reducing emissions by 27% by 2030.