December 13, 2017 | In an effort to raise awareness of climate change issues, the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo has joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, an organization that began as a network 40 cities around the world tackling global climate change. Tel Aviv is the first Israeli city to join the group, and brings the total to 92 cities, representing more than 650 million people worldwide. By joining the movement, the city has committed to taking action on the goals of the Paris Agreement, an accord within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that says each country determines, plans and reports its contribution towards the mitigation of global warming. Further delivering its promise to take action on environmental issues, the city of Tel Aviv is part of a massive tree planting scheme, a program to remove vehicles from the road, and ongoing educational efforts in schools to educate students and the general public on climate change. Tel Aviv has also participated in the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, 100 Resilient Cities – The Global Resilience Movement, and has signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. It will host the groups’ next summit in 2018.