Center for Applied Environmental Diplomacy

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CAED STAFF

DR. DAVID LEHRER Director, Center for Applied Environmental Diplomacy david@arava.org

EVIE LEVITEN-LAWTON Manager, Center for Applied Environmental Diplomacy evie@arava.org

LIANA BERLIN-FISCHLER Track II Environmental Forum Manager track2ad@arava.org

We are pleased to introduce the Center for Applied Environmental Diplomacy, the Arava Institute’s “do-tank” for advancing cross-border environmental agreements in the face of political conflict. This groundbreaking institution combines regional environmental diplomatic activity, academic research, and the initiation and execution of projects throughout the Middle East.

Founded on the successes and methodologies developed over the past five years by the Arava Institute, Damour, and our regional partners through the Track II Environmental Forum, the Center operates discreetly and diplomatically with local communities and municipalities. This approach has effectively tackled concrete issues while fostering mutual trust and collaboration. Projects, identified and executed in cross-border collaboration, include deploying clean drinking water generation equipment and wastewater treatment facilities in Gaza, introducing independent energy production devices like solar energy in the Palestinian Territories, and developing sustainable agriculture solutions in off-grid communities throughout the Middle East.

OUR WORK

AL-BIREH PIPELINE

Over the past few years, the Track II Environmental Cooperation Forum, a partnership between the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies based in Israel, and the Palestinian NGO Damour for Community Development, has been working diligently and quietly, to ensure high quality agricultural water reaches Palestinian farmers in the Jericho region while also protecting natural resources from extensive pollution. [Read more]

UPCOMING EVENTS

LAUNCH EVENT ON JUNE 7: JUMPSTARTING HOPE IN GAZA

Join Damour and the Arava Institute on June 7 to support Gaza’s humanitarian aid with off-grid WASH and energy technologies.

This event will feature distinguished keynote speakers and expert panels to discuss the environmental, political, and social impacts of the conflict in Gaza, as well as the potential for transboundary cooperation in the region. The event will be held in English.