Draft report of Turkey’s Second National Communication on Climate Change presented in Durban

13 Dec 2011


17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and 7th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 7) to Kyoto Protocol were held in South African City, Durban.

Ankara - The conference originally planned to be held between the dates of 28 November – 9 December, ended on 11 December due to the prolonging negotiations.

It happened to be one of the longest meetings of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties history.

Within the scope of protocol which includes Turkey as a party, the draft report of Turkey’s Second National Communication on Climate Change which has been prepared by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the GEF implementing agency for the Project and The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU), as the leading executing agency was presented in a side event carried out on 7 December 2011.

In the TUSIAD’s side event started by the opening speech of Cevdet Yılmaz, Minister of Development, the topics of “Turkish Private Sector Perspective and Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation”, “Climate Change and Trade Policy”, “Financing Climate Change Mitigation in Turkey” were discussed. 

The draft report of Turkey’s Second National Communication on Climate Change was presented by experts from The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization; Evren Türkmenoğlu and Kadir Demirbolat.

Moreover, information on the Developing Turkey’s National Climate Change Action Plan Project, and United Nations Joint Programme Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change was released.

The conclusion drew with EU mediation from the summit is agreeing on a course of action until 2015 to  found a new
climate change agreement which will include all parties.

The obligations of the new agreement which will be signed by 2015 will be effective in 2020. 18th Conference of Parties negotiation meetings will be held in Qatar next year will focus on content of this new agreement.