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Tamar Zandberg Heading New BGU Climate Research Center

Tamar Zandberg Heading New BGU Climate Research Center

February 16, 2024

Leadership, Awards & Events, Sustainability & Climate Change

Former Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg

Times of Israel — Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel’s premier environmental research university, is launching a science-based climate policy center. Former Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg has been tapped to run it. The center is meant to translate scientific knowledge about climate change into best practices that can be followed by government and industry.

The institute will be part of the new Goldman Sonnenfeldt School of Sustainability and Climate Change in conjunction with the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management.

“I am happy to join Ben-Gurion University and lead an institution based on a vision that will revolutionize environmental and climate policy in Israel,” Zandberg said, “at a time of threats and challenges, the climate crisis is a challenge that is not being marginalized and is not going anywhere.”

BGU said that the new institute aims to create policies based on evidence, ensuring they help the environment and economy at every level of government and business. It will give political and business leaders the power to make climate policies that make a difference for people and society by bridging the gap between academia, local and national government, and industry.

“We saw a real need to translate scientific findings, the result of years of research, into specific policy measures, hence the decision to establish the institute,” said Prof. Yaron Ziv, Head of the Goldman Sonnenfeldt School, “I am confident that we can maximize the environmental impact while ensuring scientific innovation tailored to the needs of society.”

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