Born in England and raised in Israel, Daniel Schaffer, 47 has been the CEO of the Foundation for Environmental Education www.fee.global since December 2013. Before taking up this role he has managed for five years Eco Ocean www.ecoocean.org , an NGO focused on the Mediterranean marine and coastal environment. Prior to that, he has worked for many years as a research vessel captain combining his love for the sea and his passion for the environment.
Sessionstitel: Marine life in Israel – challenges and regional cooperation
Presentatör(er): Daniel Schaffer, moderator Anders Carlberg
Sessionsbeskrivning: The Israeli coast is a small part of the Mediterranean Sea, but it is of big importance. For biological diversity and the ecological status, but also for the wellbeing of people and society. Daniel Schaffer is the CEO of the Foundation for Environmental Education and as an Israeli, he has a long professional history in the Israeli environmental movement. What are the challenges for the environment and climate in the Israeli context? Is there regional cooperation between Israel and its neighbors to save the Mediterranean sea? Can you separate political conflicts from the common need of sustainable development and safeguarding the environment? Daniel Schaffer will discuss these issues with Anders Carlberg, director for research, innovation and education in regional development, Region Västra Götaland.