Ms. Brachya was a founding member of the Environmental Protection Service in the Israeli Government and former Senior Deputy Director General for Policy and Planning in the Ministry of Environmental Protection. She has been a central figure in establishing environment and sustainability as an integral part of decision making in Israel, particularly in the land use planning system and in planning for infrastructures.
She led many of the governmental environmental international initiatives and activities, including negotiations of agreements with partners in the region, representation of Israel in international institutions, such as UNEP, and in Israel’s accession process to the OECD. She believes in building consensus, transparency and accountability, for which the environmental organizations awarded her a ‘Green Globe’ in 2009 and she received the annual award of the Israel Planning Association in 2011. Her current research themes are urban sustainability and sustainable consumption.