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Peres to attend Copenhagen climate conference

December 13, 2009 | 3:22 pm

Israeli President Shimon Peres, a champion of green issues, will represent Israel at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

Peres will leave for the conference Wednesday to attend the high-level talks, according to a statement released by his office Saturday night.

Peres will attend three days of discussion among 120 heads of states from around the world. He is scheduled to deliver a speech emphasizing the importance of environmental challenges for both Israel and the world and will articulate Israel’s obligation to participate in the global debate on climate change, stressing the active role Israel must play in developing the solution to greenhouse gas emissions.

Peres has been championing environmental issues since becoming president.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last week that he would not attend the conference, citing the expense of the trip and his crowded schedule.

Peres will also light Chanukah candles with the local Jewish community and participate in a special event hosted by Denmark’s queen, Margrethe II, in honor of the conference guests.

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