Turkey submitted its 7th National Communication to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the 26th of December 2018. As an Annex I country to the UNFCCC, Turkey is committed to submit its National Communication once every 4 years since year 2007, when the First National Communication has been submitted by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization as the National Focal Point for Turkey to the UNFCCC.
National Communciation Reports provide a picture of each Annex I country in terms of the ways they tackle with Climate Change, such as the national GHG emissions, policies and measures to reduce emissions, vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change and adaptation efforts, together with several other aspects.
Turkey’s 7th National Communication gives detailed information on Turkey’s efforts to fight against climate change according to the requirements of UNFCCC, while addressing the issues raised in the In-depth Review Report on the 6th National Communiation.
The 7th National Communication has been launched at COP24 that has been held in Katowice, Poland in December 2018, at a side event co-organized by UNDP Country Office Turkey and Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.
The 7th National Communication has been prepared within the framework of “Support for the Preparation of Turkey's Seventh National Communication (7th NC) and Third Biennial Report (3rd BR) UNFCCC” Project, which has been operated in cooperation with the UNDP Turkey Country Office and the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU) and co-financed by Global Environment Fund (GEF) and Turkish Government.
7th National Communication has been prepared with contribution of several stakeholder groups, such as ministries and other state institutions, academia, NGOs, BINGOs, local governments and experts, during the desgin, data gathering and reporting processes of the report preparation.