Strategic Advocates for a Better Environment

Adam Teva V'Din-Israel Union for Environmental Defense is a non-profit public interest association of lawyers, scientists, urban planners and communications experts working as strategic advocates for a better environment.


Founded in 1990, Adam Teva V’Din has made notable contributions to environmental protection in Israel. It is recognized by lawmakers, the business sector and the public for its accomplishments in environmental law, legislative precedents, and for its broad-based engagement with businesses, municipalities and civil society.


With a staff of 30 and an annual budget of around $1.5 million, Adam Teva V’Din is addressing the key environmental challenges Israel faces at a time of rapid economic and demographic growth.


Our priority advocacy programs focus on sustainable management of national planning, energy, waste, water and natural resources while upholding the rights of all Israelis to live in non-toxic environments with access to public transport and open spaces.

Meet Adam Teva V'Din
In Israel's 71st year and Adam Teva V'Din's 28th, we are confident and eager to work for a better environment.
People expect to be protected from environmental hazards - Adam Teva V'Din will demand it on the public's behalf.
The optimal 'breathing space' for all Israelis - secular, religious and minorities - are the beaches of the Mediterranean coastline.
Getting communities involved is the most effective way of relieving pressure on stressed neighborhoods.
We are in this for the long haul - Israel needs a diverse and sustainable energy sector with as few environmental and health risks as possible.
Israel's natural resources are economic assets providing hundreds of jobs. Yet industrial extraction of minerals at the Dead Sea has accelerated the unique site's environmental degradation.
Israel must relate to waste as an economic resourse to be reused and recycled.
At first it was unheard of for a public interest non-profit agency to challenge oversight practices. Now there is genuine support for the policy and regulatory changes we are seeking.
I know as a former officer in the IDF submarines that a change of course is always achievable; it takes time but it can be done.