Newsletter-Environmental Watch

Climate Injustice in Palestine


Key facts

  • Temperatures have risen 1.5 degrees Celsius during the last three decades. In the same period, the temperatures of the southern coasts of Gaza have risen by three-quarters of degrees Celsius.
    • The damages caused by natural disasters, mainly drought and floods, to plant production has been estimated at around nearly 217,402.50 ILS, and for animal production around nearly 1,005,155 ILS during the first quarter of 2021.
    • During the first quarter of 2021, the damage to fisheries reached 3,000 freshwater farm-raised fish, which is 50% of the total capacity of farms, while the damage to fish farm facilities and equipment reached 5,050,629.75 ILS.
    • Greenhouse gas emissions produced per capita in Palestine is very low and the lowest among neighboring countries. The estimated total share of Palestinian carbon dioxide emissions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip is 1.03 tons per capita per year. In contrast, in Israel the amount of greenhouse gases emitted per person is 12 tons per year. This is higher than average in European countries, estimated at 10.5 tons.
    • The number of emissions (CO2 equivalent) generated from the energy, agricultural and waste sectors in Palestine during 2017 was estimated to be 4,777.2 tons, with a 45% increase compared to 2010.
    • 186 health, water, sanitation and solid waste collection facilities were closed due to power shortages between the fall of 2016 and the summer of 2017.

02 The Resilience Capacity of Palestinians to Adapt to Climate Change is often Compromised by the Restrictions of Israeli Occupation

Dr. Ayman Rabi 

Excutive Director of Palestinian Hydrology Group 


03 Women are the most affected by climate injustice.

Eng. Rasha Hammo 

Water and Environmental Engineer

Ramallah - West Bank 

04 The Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture- Voices from Farmers

Safeya Hammad Oweina

Palestinian Farmer

Battir Village- Bethlehem- West Bank

05 Climate Change is an Existential Threat to the Human Being on this Earth

Nedal Katbeh Bader

Minister’s Advisor for Climate Change

Environment Quality Authority

National Focal Point, UNFCCC and IPCC