In a first for an Israeli institution of higher education, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has announced it will be creating a School of Sustainability and Climate Change. The location of BGU in a desert climate makes it ideal for studying many of the issues involved. BGU researchers have recently set their focus on a lack of fresh water, food security, sustainable agriculture, and advanced heating and cooling systems.
Quote: ” ‘It is a natural step for the University, acknowledged globally for its environmental, energy and sustainability research, to harness that research in service to humankind’s greatest challenges,’ BGU president Prof. Daniel Chamovitz wrote. ‘We will be investing additional resources and recruiting partners to generate the next generation of climate and environmental solutions.’ ”
Source: The Jerusalem Post (introduction and quotation)
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