A group of Israelis and Palestinians will convene in Israel on Monday to discuss ways to cope with the effects of climate change.
The joint meeting is part of a new initiative that aims to encourage people to share their concerns and offer solutions.
According to the Hebrew-language Haaretz daily, the group is calling for a common approach to climate change and for governments to take actions to reduce carbon emissions.
According the report, the conference will be organized by the NGO Jibril, which advocates for climate justice.
Jibril’s co-founder, Adel Haddad, told the publication that the gathering will be held in the central West Bank city of Hebron and will include representatives from different Palestinian factions.
The event will be hosted by the Israeli NGO, the Hebrew language Haaretz reported.
According Haddam, the meeting is intended to promote the need for greater cooperation between the Palestinian Authority and Israel in fighting climate change, which is predicted to affect more than 20 percent of the planet’s population.
“The main goal is to create the right atmosphere to bring climate change to the table and to facilitate the dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis in the face of this crisis,” Haddaad told Haaretz.
“If we can bring a common atmosphere, it will be a lot easier for us to address this issue,” he added.
The report said that the two sides were looking for ways to cooperate and to reach a solution.
It said that, at the meeting, the representatives of the Palestinian community will focus on the development of the Green Line, the border between Israel and the West Bank.
This line is one of the key pillars of the Oslo Accords, signed by Israel and Jordan in 1995, and the basis for a peace process.
The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is currently stalled, with a number of high-profile disputes between the two parties.
The Oslo accords were meant to put an end to the Israeli-Jordanian conflict.
The Palestinian Authority has a mandate to set up a Palestinian state in the occupied territories, but the Palestinian leadership has refused to recognize the status of the West Wall, home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
Haddad said that if the meeting fails to produce an agreement, the participants will look for new ways to combat climate change in the coming years.
The Jibrill group has been working on climate justice initiatives in the West for several years.
It has published an initiative called ‘Green Lamps’ that seeks to improve the lives of Palestinians living in Israel, the United States and Canada.
The initiative is part the efforts to address climate change through social justice.
“We have a clear vision of how to move the conversation in the right direction, and this is a common vision of the project,” Haddon said.
“It’s a common desire to confront climate change,” he said.
“We’re not just saying that it will happen, we’re saying that there is a possibility of it.”