An Israeli Vision to Fighting Climate Change

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April 7, 2016
4 p.m. Lecture/Q&A
Reception to follow

Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road, 4th floor

Organizer of the anti-apartheid movement at BU in the 1980s, activist & solar energy pioneer Yosef Abramowitz (CAS’86) returns to campus to promote a renewable energy future. Join us to hear Abramowitz share his unconventional journey from Boston Jewish educator to Israeli solar impact investor.

Abramowitz has been from the Negev to the heart of East Africa and attended the 2015 Paris Climate Conference as a member of the Israeli Delegation. He will discuss how being an observant Jew and human rights activist were central to broadening his vision and expertise as an Israeli solar investor. 2015 Nobel Prize nominee Yosef Abramowitz is President of Gigawatt Global and its Israeli affiliate Energiya Global. He was nominated for Gigawatt Global’s work with the Rwandan solar field project, which now provides 6% of the country’s power. He co-founded the first Israeli solar company, Arava Power, in 2006. CNN named Abramowitz one the top six Green Pioneers Worldwide.