Environment and Sustainable Development

  • Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Appliances in Turkey

    The objective of the project is to reduce the household electricity consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions of Turkey by accelerating the market transformation of less energy consuming building appliances.

  • Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry

    There is a clearly a great potential in Turkey for improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This project will improve the energy efficiency in Turkish industry by supporting a wide range of measures to assist industrial enterprises to undertake effective energy management in their plants and operations.

  • Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Turkey

    Alongside the technological developments and thereby energy efficiency improvements, living standards will also continue to rise, linked to economic growth (including increased use of household appliances and air conditioning in buildings), together with an estimated increase around 9% in the national building stock until 2021. Therefore, in the future, it is expected that the trend of energy consumption in buildings sector will continue to be around this level.

  • Enhancing Implementation Capacity of General Directorate of Forestry for Sustainable Forest Management in the Context of Water Use of Forests in Turkey

    The project will develop a deeper understanding of the potential consequences of climate change on forest and water interactions, including desertification and biodiversity loss and review policies and strategies for sustainable forest management by integrating water function to forest management plans for adapting to climate change and contributing to its mitigation.

  • PIMS 3697: Strengthening Protected Area Network of Turkey: Catalyzing Sustainability of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

    The project aims to facilitate expansion of the national system of marine and coastal protected areas and improve its management effectiveness. Responsible institutions will have the capacities and internal structure needed for prioritizing the establishment of new MCPAs and for more effectively managing existing MCPAs.

  • Assistance to Turkey for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 (Rio+20) Preparations

    The main objective of the project is to assist Turkey, to prepare for and contribute effectively to the UNCSD process by assessing how Johannesburg Plan of Implementation impacted Turkey’s integration of sustainable development concepts into decision making; legislation, policies, and capacities. Further the Project will provide capacity building and a discussion platform for implementation of green growth policies in Turkey.

  • The Regional Water Partnership Initiative “Every Drop Matters”

    Every Drop Matters is a water partnership initiative of UNDP and The Coca-Cola company. The converge of the mutual commitment has provided the basis for the development of a comprehensive project supported by UNDP Water Governance Programme and the Eurasia and Africa Group of the The Coca-Cola Company. The projects vision is to support the achievement of theMillennium Development Goals by improved access to water and sanitation, which is fundamental to social and economic development. Specifically, within the context of environment and sustainable development, Every Drop Matters contributes towards the sub-themes of promoting adaptation to climate change and expanding access to environmental services for the poor.

  • Integrated Approach to Management of Forests in Turkey, with Demonstration in High Conservation Value Forests in the Mediterranean Region

    The project will promote an integrated approach to management of forests in Turkey, demonstrating multiple environmental benefits in high conservation value forests in the Mediterranean forest region.


UNDP Turkey not only promotes mainstreaming environment, climate change and energy efficiency into sectoral policies, but also supports strengthening the institutional and policy capacities.

Every Drop Matters
  • Ukrayna
  • Türkiye
  • Türkiye
  • Türkiye
  • Türkiye
  • Türkiye - Saray

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The Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Appliances in Turkey Project

Contact Information

Katalin Zaim

Programme Manager

E-mail: katalin.zaim@undp.org

Contact UNDP Turkey
Phone: +90 312 454 11 00