Category Archive for: Energy and the Environment

On the Paris Agreement

by Administrator

In December 2015, the US led the negotiations for international greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement was the result of the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This historic agreement is a critical moment in our global potential to combat climate change. Read…



On the Green Climate Fund

by Administrator

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a top priority for Jewish environmental advocacy. The fund helps developing and vulnerable countries address the challenges and negative impacts of climate change like flooding, sea level rise, drought, and decreased crop production. More than 30 countries have pledged $10.2 billion to get the fund up and running. Last…



Muslims and Jews Act Together on Climate Change

by jgilad

How can we use acting on climate change as a peace-building and interfaith strategy?  This past weekend, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life Manager Liya Rechtman joined with Muslim environmental consultant and former Green Muslims Board Member Asma Mahdi at the Howard University Divinity School Interfaith Leadership Summit. Together, they led a focus group…



Jewish Community Disappointed by House Vote on Clean Water

by Administrator

Washington, D.C., – Yesterday, the House of Representative voted to repeal the Clean Water Rule under the Congressional Review Act. The House vote follows a similar action in the Senate. The repeal will now proceed to the President, who has threatened to veto it. In response to the vote, the Coalition on the Environment and…



JCPA Welcomes Bipartisan Appropriations and Tax Compromise Deal in Congress

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Washington, D.C., December 18, 2015 – In response to the federal funding and tax agreement reached in Congress, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has issued the following statement:  We deeply appreciate the hard work and cooperative process that resulted in the legislative package agreed to by Congress.  Rather than another government shut-down, Members…