25 district municipalities of the City of İzmir are cooperating in the fields of nature protection, climate crisis, migration, inequality and poverty under the leadership of the Metropolitan Municipality. This initiative seeks to create an exemplary model for Municipalities in Turkey. Many projects are being carried out by the Metropolitan to prepare the city against the climate crisis. The Mayor of Izmir recently announced a 2030 city-wide emission reduction goal of 40%.
As a first step, sustainability work areas and offices will be established by the Metropolitan Municipality to coordinate activities with district municipalities. A Sustainable Development Action Plan of the City will be created, and training programs and workshops will be organized accordingly.
According to information provided by the Advisor to the Mayor Mr. Ruhisu Can Al, the city will apply to the United Nations for the funds needed to support its sustainability program.
In 2020, the City of Izmir will host the members of Sustainable Urban Development Network Turkey. The Sustainable Urban Development Network was established in July 2019 with the participation of 30 municipalities. The network aims to help municipalities work on climate crisis, poverty, inequality, and strengthening institutional resources and structures.
Activity Ranking: ****Moving Forward
The City of Izmir has taken the initiative to form an exemplary sustainable development model for other cities in line with the United Nations sustainable development goals. It has also made an important commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Action Alert Message:
In order for the Sustainable Development Action Plan of the City of Izmir to reach its ambitious carbon reduction target, regular progress reports accessible for public review are needed.
The Mayor of Izmir the Metropolitan Municipality
Mustafa Tunç Soyer
Phone: 0232 293 1200
This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Turkey Country Manager Ozlem Duyan