Best practices to represent Turkey in Rio+20 announced

01 May 2012


Sustainable development and green growth best practices that will represent Turkey in United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) that will be held in Brazil in June 2012, have been announced.

New Horizons - In the context of Rio+20 Conference preparation process held in coordination of T.R. Ministry of Development and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a facilitator, successful practices of Turkey were selected with the support of Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Best Practices of the Country that will be presented at the Rio+20 Conference supporting “Sustainable Development” and “Green Growth” concepts were selected among the projects and programmes of companies from private sector, public institutions, universities and non-governmental organizations.
Deputy Minister of Development Mehmet Ceylan, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Galya Molinas and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme Shahid Najam participated at the meeting where the best practices that will represent Turkey in Rio+20 Conference were announced.

Deputy Minister of Development Mehmet Ceylan emphasized the significance of putting forward the experience of Turkey on sustainable development at the global platform by these model practices.

Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkey Shahid Najam said that: “The Rio+20 Conference is now only 2 months away. In the draft of the Rio+20 outcome document (The Future We Want), the need to sharing experiences to facilitate countries’ sustainable development and green economy policy design and implementation, including  good practices at regional, national and local levels was underlined. The major groups, particularly business and industry, were urged and called upon to share their experiences in this regard. Experiences provide us opportunities to generate knowledge, mature concepts, refine models and enlist   lessons learned. It shows what worked and what did not. This sharing of experiences and Knowledge in the globalizing world is now important more than ever before. In this regard, the determination of the best practices that will represent Turkey in the Rio+20 Conference is so significant.”

President of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Galya Molinas emphasized that the Rio+20 Conference, which will raise the sustainability awareness and raise the recognition levels of the institutions in Turkey  to a higher level, coincides with the mission of the Business Council for Sustainable Development. On behalf of the Business Council for Sustainable Development, she stated that they executed the selection process of the best practices on sustainable development comprehensively and evaluated 181 applications meticulously.


Application Owner Application Topic
AKÇANSA Energy Production Facility from Waste Heat
Anadolu Efes Seed and production development, seed growing and agricultural support activities  for the supply of malt barley and hop
in the context of “Sustainable agriculture”
COCA COLA İçecek Inventor Competition
Eczacıbaşı Waste Heat Recovery Project
Ereğli Demir Çelik Erdemir Environmental Management Process, Environmental Performance Index and Sustainability Activities
Ford OTOSAN Sustainable environment-friendly automobile production
İÇDAŞ Değirmencik Integrated Facility Sustainable Water Management Project
LIPESAA LTD. Waste Plant Oil Collecting System
Şekerbank ECOcredit – Energy and Labor Saving Credit


Application Owner Application Topic
T.R. Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology -General Directorate of Efficiency Industrial Efficiency and Parallel Development of Environmental Performance for SMEs
T.R. Bursa Special Provincial Directorate Clean Environment Project with Natural Treatment Facilities
T.R. Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Energy Efficiency Policies
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sustainable Management of Local Electronical Wastes in Istanbul
T.R. Konya Special Provincial Directorate Rural Development by Organic Strawberry Production
T.R. Ministry of Forest and Water Affairs Küre Mountains National Park “Strengthening Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey Project”

Application Owner Application Topic
ÇEVKO – Environmental Protection and Packaging Waste Recovery and Recycling Foundation Establishing Sustainable Packaging Waste Recovery System with Industry, Local Government and Consumer Cooperation - ÇEVKO Model
WWF Climate Change Adaptation in Konya Closed Basin  by Efficient Use of Water
Greenpeace Prevention of Fry Fishing
The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA) Kaçkar Mountains Sustainable Forest Protection Project
Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV) “Eco-efficiency (Clean Production) Programme” conducted in the context of UN Joint Programme “Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change”

Application Owner Application Topic
Boğaziçi University (Sustainable Development and Clean Production Center) EstaEvaluation of the Practicability of Ecological Criteria to the Cotton Textile Products
Middle East Technical University METU / Techno city Membrane Treatment Facility
Süleyman Demirel University Biological Struggle Research, Practice, Production and Education Center