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No Local Production of EVs in Turkey and Most Passenger Car Stock is Old and Fuel Inefficient 
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No Local Production of EVs in Turkey and Most Passenger Car Stock is Old and Fuel Inefficient 

In 2001 the number of registered vehicles in Turkey was 8.5 million with an average increase of 1 million vehicles per year. However, in 2022 that number exceeded 25 million, corresponding to a  3-fold increase. Nearly half of the registered vehicles are passenger cars with a share of 56%; the rest of the registered vehicles...

Climate Change is Expected to Result in Declines in Agriculture, Industry, and Tourism in Turkey
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Climate Change is Expected to Result in Declines in Agriculture, Industry, and Tourism in Turkey

Changes in the climate may differ from region to region in the world. Regional changes could differ from the global trend as well. If we compare the change in temperature in Turkey with that of the globe, we can see some important differences. We find that the recent increasing temperature trends in Turkey start after...

Almost 95% of Youth View Climate Change As One of The Most Significant Dangers Faced By Turkey
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Almost 95% of Youth View Climate Change As One of The Most Significant Dangers Faced By Turkey

Turkey has one of the largest populations in the region, exceeding 85 million. Of this population, almost one third is below 25 and 15 % is between 15-25 years of age which is defined as youth.  Turkey has the highest youth population in Europe. Environmental and social awareness is much higher among educated youth, particularly...

Increasing Usage of Natural Gas in Turkey and Its Effect on Local Economy
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Increasing Usage of Natural Gas in Turkey and Its Effect on Local Economy

Turkey ranked as the seventh biggest gas-consuming country in the world with 47.7 billion cubic meters (bcm) of consumption in 2020 which was 6.5% more than 2019, according to data of the Natural Gas Distribution Companies Association of Turkey. 2021 natural gas consumption was around 2020 levels. However, Turkey’s gas consumption estimates for 2022 shows an 18.8% rise. Turkey is heavily...

Effects of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Likely Felt in the Energy and Tourism Sector in Turkey
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Effects of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Likely Felt in the Energy and Tourism Sector in Turkey

Turkey has been very dependent on Russian natural sources for energy. Russia has been the major supplier of natural gas for Turkey through the pipelines crossing Black Sea and Eastern Europe. Turkey is importing over 60 billion m3 of natural gas mostly from Russia and partly from Algeria and Nigeria as LNG. Significant amount of...

Turkey: Climate Progress Report
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Turkey: Climate Progress Report

Turkey would need to reduce its emissions to below 365 MtCO2 by 2030 and to below 226 MtCO2 by 2050 to be within its emissions allowances under a ‘fair-share’ range compatible with global 1.5°C. Turkey’s intended 2030 national emissions reduction target is to reduce emissions 21% below what it calls a business-as-usual scenario, equivalent to...

Climate Justice in Turkey
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Climate Justice in Turkey

HIGHLIGHTS A drop in agricultural productivity and a rise in food prices Rising energy prices for those who can’t afford them Decline in welfare and living standards of low-income communities   NARRATIVE Climate change will affect different people and places unevenly and is likely to lead to inequalities within and across nations, and between current...

Turkey: The 2021 Climate Year in Review
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Turkey: The 2021 Climate Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS Devastating Forest Fires Unusually Heavy Storms and Rain in the North Eastern Provinces Increased Use of Coal for Domestic Heating The Share of Renewable Energy in Installed Energy Capacity Reached 53% Turkish Parliament Ratified the Paris Climate Agreement   NARRATIVE 2021 has been a very challenging year for Turkey regarding the climate and emission...

Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Turkey
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Turkey

Priorities Extend Renewable Energy Investment Incentives Increase Research in Improving Energy Storage Facilities Increase Support for Electric Vehicles, Charging Stations and Rail Cars End Waivers for the Enforcement of Industry Emission Standards Explore Price Controls for the Household Use of Natural Gas   Narrative Turkey joined the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2004...

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