Online Press Launch Program:
Date: 26 October – Monday,
Time: 14:30 – 16:00 (Turkey Time)
Head of EU Delegation to Turkey, Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut.
UNDP Turkey Resident Representative Claudio Tomasi
President of Union of Municipalities of Turkey and Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality of Gaziantep Fatma Şahin
Republic of Turkey Environment and Urbanisation Deputy Minister Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Birpınar
Moderator: Damla Özlüer, Social Goods Communication Consultant
Place: Zoom application
Note: You may direct your questions during the meetings. They will be answered within the broadcasting.
Press Registry and for more information:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Miray Akdağ (EU Delegation to Turkey) - Miray.AKDAG@eeas.europa.eu
Faik Uyanık (UNDP Turkey) – email@example.com
As 2020 marks the five-year milestone of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the timeline for keeping the global temperature increase below 1.5°C is narrowing. Across the world, climate change exacerbated disasters are on the rise, from the multitude of hurricanes over the Atlantic Ocean to the Australian bushfires, and almost every consecutive year is breaking the record of being the “hottest.” In Turkey, there were 936 climate-related disasters in 2019, the highest value, followed by 871 in 2018 and 731 in 2015. Lately, we experienced a dust storm in Ankara, and a deadly flood in Giresun, and hail events in Istanbul. Implementing ambitious climate action policies to solve the climate crisis is more urgent and vital for more than ever.
In this vital turning point, EU Delegation to Turkey and UNDP Turkey will launch their joint campaign for Climate Action Week on the 26th of October with a press webinar hosted by Head of EU Delegation to Turkey, Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut and UNDP Turkey Resident Representative Claudio Tomasi. The meeting will be attended by the Republic of Turkey Environment and Urbanisation Deputy Minister Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Birpınar and President of Union of Municipalities of Turkey and Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality of Gaziantep Fatma Şahin. The joint campaign will encourage all to join the campaign and activities and share climate action stories.