Israel, Jordan and United Arab Emirates agree regional cooperation to tackle climate crisis

Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a “historic” regional cooperation agreement in tackling the climate crisis, Israel’s energy ministry said in a statement.

The agreement was signed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Israeli Minister of Energy Karin Elharrar, United Arab Emirates Minister of Food Security and Water Mariam Almheiri and Jordanian Minister of Water Mohammad Najjar, in the presence of the US President’s Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry. , the Xinhua News Agency reported.

As part of the deal, Jordan will export 600 megawatts of green electricity to Israel, from new storage facilities to be built under the deal.

In return, Israel will consider exporting up to 200 million cubic meters of desalinated water to Jordan from a new desalination plant to be built in Israel.

“The agreement will allow a common response to the challenges of the climate crisis, as well as energy security and water supply in the region,” the statement said.

The collaboration was made possible thanks to the standardization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, signed in September 2020, the Israeli ministry concluded.

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