Think tank

Natural Resource and Environmental Research Center

NRERC

Haifa, Israel

NRERC was established in 1985, to carry out interdisciplinary research in the area of natural resource and environmental resource management, pioneering this academic research field in Israel. NRERC was the first, and for many years the only, scientific organization, dealing with socio-economic aspects of the environment in Israel. NRERC has conducted theoretical, applied and policy studies in the areas of Environmental Resource Management (water and air quality, solid waste, noise pollution, preservation of natural areas and open spaces), and Natural Resource Management (depleting and renewable resource: water, energy, non-fuel minerals). Areas of scientific activity include water trade issues, tradable pollution permits, the value of open spaces, the existence of unique natural resources, solid waste and recycling, pollution from transportation, biodiversity conservation, and economic aspects of climate change. Studies include evaluation of the economic costs of global climate change in the Mediterranean; Vulnerability of Water Resource due to Climate Change in the Eastern-Mediterranean Ecosystem- an Integrated Approach to Sustainable Management- Socio-Economic Aspect. Recently, NRERC was chosen by the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection to lead "The Israeli Center for Climate Change" (ICCIC). The center will produce policy papers regarding adaptation to climate change. Most of the funding comes from external research funds, either national or international. Research results are published as research reports, working papers, conference proceedings, and scientific journal papers. NRERC organizes workshops and symposia on issues of interest to the scientific community, decision-making bodies and to the general public.

Contact details

Website:
http://nrerc.haifa.ac.il/

Address:
University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Haifa 31905 Israel

Country:
Israel

Sub-region:
Western Asia

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Israel
Operating languages
English , Hebrew

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1985
Age (years)
Natural Resource and Environmental Research Center
 36
Israel average
 35
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Mordechai Shechter
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Ghermandi Andrea Ph.D, Director
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Ghermandi Andrea Ph.D, Director
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Ghermandi Andrea Ph.D, Director
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Natural Resource and Environmental Research Center
 16
Israel average
 25
Global average
 75
2019
Natural Resource and Environmental Research Center
 16
% Female staff
2021
Natural Resource and Environmental Research Center
 1%
Israel average
 0%
Global average
 0%
2019
Natural Resource and Environmental Research Center
 10%
% Female researchers
2019
Natural Resource and Environmental Research Center
 69%
Israel average
 38%
Global average
 35%

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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