Civil Climate Summit: "Climate-friendly solutions are possible"

01 Dec 2013

At the Civil Climate Summit, organized for the first time in Turkey, it is emphasized that Turkey must reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global climate change, by at least 15 % until 2020.


New Horizons - Civil Climate Summit is organized with the partnership of Global Balance Association and Consumer and Climate Protection Association and it is supported by GEF Small Grants Programme.

Representatives from plenty of civil society organizations participated to the Summit held in Ankara between 22-23 November.

As a result of workshops organized throughout the Summit, a declaration was published to draw public attention to the actions that must be taken for the climate on a national scale.

In the declaration, it is emphasized that the greenhouse gas emission in Turkey increased by 124 % between 1990 and 2011 and Turkey must reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global climate change, by at least 15 % until 2020, as compared to year 2011.

Declaration reiterated that the climate-friendly solutions are possible.

For this purpose, according to declaration, renewable energy rate should be enhanced, means of “carbon neutral” implementations in transportation and in houses should be increased and recycling, reduction and reuse policies in the waste sector should be realized rapidly.

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