This December KKL-JNF will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark and will present its work in forestry, water conservation, sustainability, arid land and agricultural R&D, to combat global warming and desertification.
After the President spoke, the Israeli Ambassador to Costa Rica, the Honorable Ehud Eitan, and the Costa Rican Minister of External Relations, Bruno Stagno, read the Planter's Prayer in Hebrew and Spanish, respectively. Annie Zaidenwerg of KKL-JNF's Latin-American Desk, who graciously emceed the brief ceremony, invited the Costa Rican president to plant his tree, after which she presented him with a tree planting certificate, as the Costa Rican Ambassador to Israel, the Honorable Neomi Baruch, looked on. Towards the end of the ceremony, Yitzhak Eldan, Foreign Ministry Chief of Protocol, attached the official pin of the Olive Tree Route to President Sanchez's lapel.
KKL-JNF's Grove of the Nations is home to many trees that were planted by heads of state from all over the world. It is an integral part of the "Olive Tree Route” project in Israel, which is part of UNESCO and the Council of Europe’s initiative to establish an “Olive Tree Route” around the entire Mediterranean basin.