Welcome

greenXchange is an initiative by the Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) to establish a platform for young professionals from Israel and Germany who are in any way involved in the environmental field – whether as lawyers, engineers or biologists. The members take part in annual seminars where they learn about innovative technologies, environmental policy and green start-ups in both countries. Afterwards, they develop and pursue their own projects in cooperation with JNF-KKL and external partners.

Additionally, greenXchange hosts other activities such as field trips or workshops on environmental topics.

With this approach, the program serves as a new basis for environmental cooperation between Israel and Germany and for exchange and understanding between young professionals of different cultural and professional backgrounds.

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Dr. Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, about greenXchange in her speech at the Reception of the Israeli Embassy in Germany on May19th, 2015:

“I am happy to see that the environmental dialogue between Israel and Germany stands on broad grounds. A good example for this is the greenXchange program, in which students, PhD candidates, and young professionals of both countries regularly compare notes about German and Israeli environmental projects.”

 

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Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, Ambassador of the State of Israel in Germany, about greenXchange in his speech at an event of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation on June 25th, 2015 in Berlin:

“[The greenXchange] program was launched in 2011 and serves as a very good example of how the green issue brings together Israelis and Germans. [greenXchange] is a very lively forum where young people from both countries, undergraduate students, graduate students and young professionals meet on a regular basis and discuss environmental projects.

Yearly seminars are taking place in Israel and Germany and help to build a network of environmental cooperation. greenXchange is about creating the future together […]. And I am happy that with this program our Embassy can contribute to promote the young green leadership in our countries.”