Turkey's new communication on climate change is on the way

01 May 2011

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Progress Meeting for the Turkey’s Second National Communication Project was held on April in Ankara.

New Horizons - The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) and the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP).

A total of 155 participants from the government,private sector, NGOs, universities and municipalities participated in the meeting. Participants were informed about the project's objectives and activities.

Turkey, has been preparing the Second National Communication to be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under the MoEF’s leadership and the UNDP’s support.

Turkey aims to submit the Second National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the end of 2011.

The “Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Turkey’s Second National Communication to the UNFCCC” project started in October 2010.

The Project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

The first communication was submitted in 2007

The Project will assist the Republic of Turkey in implementation of obligations under UNFCCC by preparation of Second National Communication (SNC).

Project activities include the review and update of Turkey’s national status, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory information, GHG projections, identifying links in terms of total policies and measures effects, vulnerability assessment, climate change impacts and adaptation measures, research and systematic observation of climate change, financial resources and technology transfer, training and public awareness activities in Turkey, and assessment and analysis of existing policies and measures.

Since 2004, Turkey has undertaken several activities to comply with its commitments under the Convention; one of which was submission of the First National Communication (FNC) to the UNFCCC in 2007.

The First National Communication was prepared with efforts undertaken by the Republic of Turkey and UNDP cooperation and funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF).