More ambitious than the green parliaments of Berlin or Canberra, Israel is leading the way – although we’re still waiting to hear what their UN climate pledge is, reports Le Monde

The Knesset is an imposing rectangular building standing at the top of a hill from where it looms over one side of Jerusalem. Despite the blinding summer sun, the tapestries by Marc Chagall decorating the entrance of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, are awash in a far gentler, natural light.

The bay windows on either side of the reception have recently been double glazed, designed to optimise thermal insulation, and fitted with filters to lesson the constant solar glare. The fixtures have been switched to hold energy-saving LED lighting.

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Source: Guardian Environment