How Should We Restore Our Earth and Bio-Diversity - Earth Day 2021 (April 22)

Save the Date Poster - Earth Day 2021

Save the Date Poster - Earth Day 2021, © Embassy of Israel

14.04.2021 - Article

As the world prepares to celebrate Earth Day, we wanted to invite you to join us at this virtual conference, hosted by a group of consulates in New York City, which will cover and explore four important and relevant issues for Earth Day 2021

The virtual conference will take place on Wednesday, April 21st and will include the following panels:

1.  Advanced Technologies to Maximize Renewable Energy (10:00 EST).

2.  How Should We Restore Our Earth and Bio-Diversity? (12:00 EST).

3.  The Leading Role of Women in Climate Action (14:00 EST).

4.   Securing Food Security (16:00 EST).

The conference is  open to the public, giving many students, activists, NGO’s, and others the free opportunity to listen, ask questions, and engage with the top experts, leaders, innovators, policy makers and civil society groups in the world on climate issues.

The conference is a collaboration between 10 consulates in New York who see climate, environment and sustainability as top priorities and wish to promote international cooperation on these issues.

The Consulates leading the conference represent Israel, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Canada, France, Greece, Germany, Finland, Belgium, and the UAE. This forum will bring its best speakers on those issues and wish to invite you to join us.


1. Hosted by the Consulate General of Israel in New York with German participation: Restoring Our Earth (12:00 PM ET)

Moderator - Shuli Karkowsky Executive Vice President at Hazon

Prof. Uri Shanas of the University of Haifa and founder of This is My Earth (TiME) a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving biodiversity by using crowdsourcing to purchase lands in biodiversity hotspots.

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Haase, Professor at Humbold University Berlin and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ. (https://www.thenatureofcities.com/author/dagmarhaase/)

Dr. Karine Kleinhaus, Associate Professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University and studies reproduction and aging in the uniquely resilient corals of the northern Red Sea.

Please register here.

3. Hosted by the Consulate General of Israel in New York with German participation: Women Leading Climate Action (2:00 PM ET)

Moderator -Ruth W. Messinger, the Global Ambassador for American Jewish World Service, an international human rights and development organization which she ran from 1998-2016.

Prof. Noga Kronfeld-Schor Chief Scientist at Ministry of Environmental Protection, Israel
Dr. Angeliki Kosmopoulou Executive Director of the Laskaridis Foundation, a non-profit which focuses on the protection of the marine environment. Greece
Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert, Department Head, Energy, Transportation, Environment, German Institute for Economic Research. Germany

Please register here.

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