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Government Official
Mehmet Özhaseki
Minister of Environment and Urban Planning

Mehmet Özhaseki attended the COP22 conference and emphasized the importance climate change actions. He stated that the Paris Agreement would be ratified in parliament after a favorable decision on Turkey’s access to financing resources.

Contact: Tel: 0090 (312) 410 10 00   Address: Mustafa Kemal Mahallesi Eskişehir Devlet Yolu (Dumlupınar Bulvarı) 9. km. No: 278 Çankaya / Ankara

Government Official
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Binpınar
Chief Negotiator for Turkey and Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning

Prof Dr. Mehmet Emin Binpınar attended the Paris Conference. He emphasizes the importance of restructuring all government agencies and investments keeping in mind the goal of emission reduction. He also favors investment in renewable energy.

Contact: mehmet.binpinar@csb.gov.tr

Climate Program Advocate
Çevre ve Ekoloji Hareketi Avukatları ÇEHAV (Environmental and Ecology Movement Lawyers)

ÇEHAV consists of lawyers who mainly provide legal support for environmental protection issues. The NGO plays a key role for preventing environmentally destructive investments and projects. Also, the lawyers follow up on public administrators who do not enforce legislation for the protection of the environment and nature.

Contact:  info@cehav.org

Climate Program Advocate
İklim Ağı (Climate Network)

The network is established by several NGOs who have common concerns on climate issues and want to offer solutions. These NGOs are:

Buğday Ekolojik Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği
Doğa Derneği
Doğa Koruma Merkezi
Eurosolar Türkiye
Greenpeace Akdeniz
Kadıköyü Bilim Kültür Ve Sanat Dostları Derneği (Kados)
TEMA Türkiye Erozyonla Mücadele, Ağaçlandırma ve Doğal Varlıkları Koruma Vakfı)
WWF – Türkiye (Doğal Hayatı Koruma Vakfı)
350 Ankara
Yeşil Düşünce Derneği

The main purpose is the provision of civil NGOs participation in the policy making process of climate change in Turkey.

Contact: http://iklimagi.org/

Climate Program Opponent
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (Turkey)

The Ministry is divided on carbon saving actions: On one hand, renewable energy and energy efficiency investments are supported, while on the other hand, incentives are provided for coal mining and thermal plants. The collaboration of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources with the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning plays an important role on reaching the goal of carbon reductions in Turkey.


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