Turkey Cannot Access Funds from the Green Climate Fund Until It Completes the Process of Ratifying the Paris Agreement

Spotlight Activity: Turkey Cannot Access funds from the Green Climate Fund Until It Completes the Process of Ratifying the Paris Agreement

Turkey is not able to benefit from the Green Climate Fund and its application for receiving climate financing is still being negotiated with UNFCCC. However, Turkey already benefits from its own resources and different climate finance mechanisms such as EU structural funds, Global Environment Facility, and the Climate Investment Fund.

Turkey is one of the biggest European Union climate fund recipient countries. According to the report of ACT Alliance EU, Turkey received 667 million euros per year between 2013 and 2016 from EU institutions (33% of climate finance from the European Union institutions between 2013 and 2016). It makes Turkey the biggest recipient followed by Ukraine which received 301 million euros per year on average. It should be noted that Turkey had received some of its EU funding under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance, aimed at states looking to join the EU.

A metro expansion project of Turkey received a 250 million euro loan from EIB. The bank assesses the entirety of the loan as contributing to the fight against climate change to move people from cars to electrified transport. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development supports 230 projects in Turkey with around 9.5 billion euros, with 97 percent of the projects being private enterprises who invested in renewable energies, energy and resource efficiency, infrastructure and sustainability of the infrastructure as well as in the reform of the energy sector.

Nevertheless, Turkey claims that access to international climate funds is key to follow through with its commitments to reduce carbon emissions. One of Turkey’s main reasons for not ratifying the Paris Agreement is its inability to access climate funds from the Green Climate Fund on the conditions that it wants.

Status: Falling Behind

Turkey has access to many international green fund sources to fight against climate change. It is not acceptable not to ratify the Paris agreement because of an open-ended benefit from Green Climate Fund.

Take Action

You can get in contact with The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning and emphasize the importance of Paris Agreement Ratification. Please indicate this in your message as well:

Turkey has already access to many funding sources to invest in projects to fight against climate change. Ratification of the Paris agreement can encourage the market to invest in green projects and other international funds to support Turkey. Ratification may also help resolve the question of whether Turkey is eligible to receive support from the Green Climate Fund.

Send Action Alert Message to:
Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning
Address: Mustafa Kemal Mahallesi Eski?ehir Devlet Yolu 9. km. No: 278 Çankaya / Ankara?Tel: +90 (312) 410 10 00

Uluslararas? ?klim Finansman? Profili

Türkiye, Ye?il ?klim Fonu’ndan henüz yararlanamamaktad?r ve iklim finansman? alma ba?vurusu UNFCC ile görü?ülmeye devam etmektedir. Ancak, Türkiye kendi kaynaklar?n?n yan?nda AB yap?sal fonlar?, Küresel Çevre Fonu (GEF) ve ?klim Yat?r?m Fonu (CIF) gibi kaynaklardan faydalanarak iklim degi?ikligi ile mücadele projelerine yat?r?m yapmaktad?r.

Türkiye, Avrupa Birli?i iklim fonundan en fazla yararlanan ülkedir. ACT Alliance EU’nun raporuna göre, Türkiye 2013 ve 2016 aras?nda AB kurumlar?ndan y?lda 667 milyon euro ald? (2013-2016 y?llar? aras?nda Avrupa Birli?i kurumlar?ndan iklim finans?n?n % 33’ü). Türkiye’nin ard?ndan y?lda ortalama 301 milyon euro alan Ukrayna gelmektedir. Fakat ?u da göz önüne al?nmal?d?r ki, Türkiye bu fonlar?n bir k?sm?n? AB Kat?l?m Öncesi Yard?m Arac? kapsam?nda alm??t?r.

Projelere örnek olarak, Türkiye’nin bir metro geni?letme projesi EIB’den 250 milyon euro kredi alm??t?r. Banka, kredinin tamam?n? iklim de?i?ikli?ine kar?? mücadeleye bir katk? olarak de?erlendirmektedir. Avrupa Yeniden Yap?lanma ve Kalk?nma Bankas?, Türkiye’deki yakla??k 9,5 trilyon Euro’luk 230 projeyi desteklemektedir. Projelerin yüzde 97’si enerji sektörünün yenilenebilir enerjilere, enerji ve kaynak verimlili?ine, altyap?ya ve altyap?n?n sürdürülebilirli?ine yat?r?m yapan özel ?irket projeleridir.

Ancak Türkiye, uluslararas? iklim fonlar?na eri?imin, karbon emisyonlar?n? azaltma konusundaki taahhütlerini yerine getirmenin anahtar? oldu?unu iddia etmektedir. Türkiye’nin Paris Anla?mas?n? onaylamamas?n?n ba?l?ca nedenlerinden biri, Ye?il ?klim Fonu’na eri?iminin ke?inlenmemi? olmas?d?r.

Aktivite Puanlamas?:* Yetersiz Türkiye’nin iklim de?i?ikli?iyle mücadelede birçok uluslararas? ye?il fon kayna??na eri?imi bulunmaktad?r. Ye?il ?klim Fonu’na eri?iminin kesinle?memi? olmas? nedeniyle Paris anla?mas?n? onaylamamas? kabul edilemez.

Harekete Geç

Çevre ve ?ehircilik Bakanl??? ile ileti?ime geçebilir ve Paris Anla?mas? onay?n?n önemini vurgulayabilirsiniz. Lütfen asagidaki kisa notu da iletinizde de belirtin:

Türkiye, iklim de?i?ikli?iyle mücadelede projelere yat?r?m yapmak için çok say?da finansman kayna??na eri?ebilmektedir. Paris anla?mas?n?n onaylanmas?, piyasay? ye?il projelere yat?r?m yapmaya daha da te?vik edebilir. Anla?manin onaylamas?, ayn? zamanda Ye?il ?klim Fonu’ndan destek almaya uygun olup olmad??? bilinmezliginin de netle?mesine da yard?mc? olabilir.

Eylem ?kaz Mesaj? ?lgili Ki?i/Kurum:?Çevre ve ?ehircilik Bakanl??? ?Adres: Mustafa Kemal Mahallesi Eski?ehir Devlet Yolu 9. km. No: 278 Çankaya / Ankara?Tel: +90 (312) 410 10 00

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