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  • 01 Jul 2012
    New regulation for more efficient appliances are now in force

    The new version energy labelling communiqués transposing corresponding EU Delegated Acts prepared under EE Appliances Project were published by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (MoSIT) in the Turkish Official Gazette on 22 June.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    'Golden Compasses' met their owners

    Turkey Public Relations Association (TÜHİD) will be will be presenting its 11th Golden Compass Public Relations Awards to the winning projects and organisations on the evening of Tuesday 26th of June in Istanbul.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Turkey’s first biosphere reserve is getting ready for the future

    The ‘’Camili Biosphere Reserve Board Meeting’’ took place in Borçka district of Artvin in June.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Climate change: Monitoring, reporting and verification

    The Meeting on “Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)” within the scope of Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Turkey’s Second National Communication Project was held in UNDP İstanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) in June, with the participation of experts from the relevant sectors.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Trekking and biking routes in the Çoruh Valley

    Tourism Development in Eastern Anatolia Project (TDEAP)* has led the way in identification and mapping of the natural trekking and biking routes in the Coruh Valley.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Trainings on EU eco-design and energy labeling directives

    Training of market inspectors of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (MoSIT) on Implementation of EU Eco-design and Energy Labeling Directives were completed through the group trainings in June.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    A new address on energy efficiency in appliances www.evudp.net

    A new web site on energy efficiency in appliances www.evudp.net is now on-line.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    'Without healthy soil, life is unsustainable'

    The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs has organized a meeting in Ankara together with the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), UN Convention on Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat and other partners to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Corporate sustainability commitments in Rio

    Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum clearly demonstrated that the private sector is ready to take the lead for sustainable development, for the sake of the sustainability of their businesses, too.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park at the Rio+20 Conference

    Setting an example as one of the 25 best practice examples of Turkey, The Küre Mountains National Park activities were promoted to thousands of participants of the UN Sustainable Development Conference in the Brasilian city of Rio de Janeiro (Rio +20) by way of speeches, posters, brochures and short films.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Business and Development Awards announced at Rio+20

    Eleven companies received the 2012 World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) for their efforts to improve living standards in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    The pulse of Turkey has been checked by the climate change awareness survey

    66% of the population is concerned about climate change problem. According to research, the public is ready to act and change their lifestyle in order to reduce the effects of climate change.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Human development through technology

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) are transforming the global economy and creating new opportunities for advancement. But access to and use of these technologies remains extremely uneven.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Ban Ki-Moon writes: The future we want

    Twenty years ago, there was the Earth Summit. Gathering in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on an ambitious blueprint for a more secure future. They sought to balance the imperatives of robust economic growth and the needs of a growing population against the ecological necessity to conserve our planet’s most precious resources — land, air and water. And they agreed that the only way to do this was to break with the old economic model and invent a new one. They called it sustainable development.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Rio+20 Conference starts on June 20

    At the Rio+20 Conference on 20-22 June 2012, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on a more resilient planet.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Provinces’ development ranks updated after eight years

    The Ministry of Development has published the Socio-Economic Development Ranking Survey of Provinces and Regions (SEGE-2011).

  • 01 Jun 2012
    New Horizons Podcast celebrates its 50th episode

    New Horizons Podcast of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Turkey celebrated its 50th episode at Ankara University Radio Ilef, which hosts its recordings.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Parliamentary approval for UNDP’s Istanbul hub

    Turkish parliament has approved the ratification of the “The Agreement Between the Government of Turkey and the UNDP Concerning the Establishment of the UNDP-Istanbul International Center For Private Sector In Development (IICPSD)”.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Technology and Entrepreneurship Program launched

    A new program on technology and entrepreneurship, aims to develop specific skills of entrepreneurship and technology for the young people between the ages of 15-30 has been launched in May in Ankara.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Saying goodbye to Kars

    UN Joint Programme Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia that was implemented in Kars since 2008 has been finalized with a closure meeting in May 8, 2012.

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