Three Israeli research projects have won a $1 million prize for initiatives tackling the climate crisis. The prize is designed to advance groundbreaking innovation and research that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Climate Solutions Breakthrough Research Prize is awarded by the Jewish National Fund of Canada with the support of Keren Kayemet LeYisrael (KKL-JNF), with each making a matching contribution to the prize money. The prize was also awarded in conjunction with Startup Nation Central, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Israeli innovation.

The winners are:

• Prof. Shany Barath and Prof. Yechezkel Kashi from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, who developed an eco-friendly technique to enhance and improve the durability of buildings that absorb greenhouse gases rather than releasing them;

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