Category: Turkey News Brief and Action Alert

There is A Need to Organize an Effective Opposition for Climate Justice in Turkey
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There is A Need to Organize an Effective Opposition for Climate Justice in Turkey

The concept of climate justice is quite new to social movements in Turkey. There are many demographic segments in the country that are vulnerable and are affected by ecological destruction and the climate crisis. These vulnerable communities also take longer and are more difficult to recover from environmental damages. For example, in the most recent...

Turkey’s 11th Development Plan Needs to be Updated to Ensure a Green Recovery for Sectors Affected by COVID-19
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Turkey’s 11th Development Plan Needs to be Updated to Ensure a Green Recovery for Sectors Affected by COVID-19

COVID-19 has had worldwide consequences, both as an outbreak and in terms of the globalized world economy. According to the World Bank, the global economy will shrink by 5% and GDP per capita by 6.2% due to the pandemic. For Turkey, which is already in an economic crisis, the situation is even more critical. According...

COVID-19 Economic Recovery Policies in Turkey Should Include Supporting Self-Sustaining Agricultural Production
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COVID-19 Economic Recovery Policies in Turkey Should Include Supporting Self-Sustaining Agricultural Production

Turkey’s current or planned health and economic recovery policies for addressing COVID-19 are not taking into account issues related to climate change mitigation and/or adaptation.  However, there is a very important climate-related issue that Turkey should consider as part of its COVID-19 economic recovery program: the return to self-sustaining agricultural production.  Doing so would completely...

Turkey’s Energy Sector Continues to Rely on Conventional Power Sources
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Turkey’s Energy Sector Continues to Rely on Conventional Power Sources

Turkey’s demand for energy and natural resources is increasing day by day due to economic growth and population growth. Turkey shows the highest annual growth rate among OECD countries. Reliance on imports accounts for 3 out of 4 units of Turkey’s total primary energy supply. Unquestionably, Turkey’s top policy priority has been to secure its...

A Voluntary Carbon Market in need of Carbon Pricing Policy in Turkey
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A Voluntary Carbon Market in need of Carbon Pricing Policy in Turkey

Turkey does not currently mandate a carbon pricing policy. However, projects for the Voluntary Carbon Market, established within the framework of the principle of environmental and social responsibility, have been developed and implemented for a long time. A Voluntary Carbon Market is a market created to facilitate the voluntary reduction and balancing of greenhouse gas...

The City of Izmir Announces a 2030 40% Carbon Emissions Reduction Target and a Commitment to Long-Term Sustainable Development
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The City of Izmir Announces a 2030 40% Carbon Emissions Reduction Target and a Commitment to Long-Term Sustainable Development

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...

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