Panel on Impacts of Climate Change on Turkey and Industry held

22 Nov 2005

A panel on the Impacts of Climate Change on Turkey and Industry was organized on 22 November 2005, at the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodities Exchanges in Ankara with the participation of the Turkish Minister of Environment and Forestry Osman PEPE, the UNDP Resident Representative Jakob Simonsen and the TOBB President RIfat Hisarciklioglu.

Minister of Environment and Forestry Osman Pepe, in his opening speech, talked about the importance of activities to address climate change issues and stressed the good relations between UNDP and Turkey regarding the issue. UNDP Representative Jakob Simonsen, in his speech, talked about the related activities of the UNDP around the world and in Turkey and expressed his wish to continue to work with the Ministry in order to adverse affects of global warming and climate change. (For the full speech please click)

TOBB President Rifat Hisarciklioglu urged industrialists to work harder to adopt more stringent environmental standards in order to compete in the EU market.