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Turkey: National Climate Change Action Plan

The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization produced Turkey’s National Climate Change Action Plan in 2011. The vision of the plan is “ to become a country fully integrating climate change-related objectives into development policies.”  The plan emphasizes “disseminating energy efficiency, increasing the use of clean and renewable energy resources, actively participating in the efforts for tackling climate change within its special circumstances and providing its citizens with a high quality of life and welfare with low-carbon intensity.”

The plan identifies short, medium and long-term goals under eight topics (energy, industry, forestry, agriculture, buildings, transport, waste and climate change adaptation) are established in detail within the framework.

One of the very first actions under the plan has been the Regulation on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Monitoring (Monitoring, Verification and Reporting) which was published in 2012.

This regulation is an important move to fight against climate change. It provides for the monitoring of GHG emissions in electricity and steam production, petroleum refining, and petrochemical, cement, iron and steel, aluminum, brick, tile, lime, paper and glass facilities. By monitoring these emissions very precisely, there will be information and data to create climate change and environmental policy. The very first data has been gathered in 2016. It shows the monitoring results of 2015.

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Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, National Climate Change Action Plan, 2011
Tüvikder, İklim Değişikliği Eylem Planı Değerlendirme Raporu, 2013


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