Turkey steps up efforts to combat climate change
"Developing Turkey’s Climate Change National Action Plan” is underway. The inaugural meeting of the project was held on Friday 3 July 2009 in Ankara.
With this project, Turkey will draw-up its national road map to mitigate and adapt to climate change in Turkey as well as by extension contribute to global efforts to combat climate change.
The project is implemented by the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with the support of the British Embassy in Ankara. The project is funded by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office Strategic Programme Fund, under the Low-Carbon, High-Growth Programme.
The core objective of the project is to develop Turkey’s National Climate Change Action Plan to be submitted to the Coordination Board on Climate Change of Turkey. The Action Plan aims to tackle climate change by identifying national targets for greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience through managing impacts and encouraging mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Turkey.
Developing a National Climate Change Action Plan will help Turkey take steps to become part of the solution for combating climate change and support establishing comprehensive, efficent and fair international mechanisms for implementing both the Kyoto Protocol as well as a post-Kyoto agreement.