Arif Cem Gundogan

I work and write on climate change, SDGs, DRR, resilience, political ecology (English & Turkish)

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Our New Book: 10 Stops for Climate Justice

My immense pleasure to share our new book “10 Stops for Climate Justice” (in Turkish) which consists of 10 short chapters that are hot & central to climate justice discussions particularly in the context of Paris Agreement era.

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Co-authored Turkey’s First Comprehensive Sustainability Guide

An immense pleasure for me that I co-authored* Turkey’s first comprehensive sustainability guide (in Turkish) and it is published via Sustainable Development Association Turkey (SKD Türkiye). The guide offers introduction to 100 terms related with sustainability concept:

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Our Article on-line at WIREs Climate Change

“Beyond special circumstances: climate change policy in Turkey 1992–2015”

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Edited By: Mike Hulme
Impact Factor: 3.415
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 4/100 (Environmental Studies); 12/77 (Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences)
Online ISSN: 1757-7799

by Ethemcan Turhan, Semra Cerit Mazlum, Ümit Şahin, Alevgül H. Şorman and Arif Cem Gündoğan

Article first published online: 7 MAR 2016

DOI: 10.1002/wcc.390

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On Cities & Paris Agreement

This article of mine was recently published at the Chamber of Architects of Turkey’s magazine “Mimarlik” (Issue 387). I suggest that energy democracy, self-governance and participation should be at the very heart of the discussion if cities are to offer any suggestion to the anthropogenic climate change problem. The article is in Turkish.

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UNFCCC Outreach Magazine: “Fiddling while the roof burns?”

Our article has been published at the Outreach Magazine* during COP21 Paris. We argued that Turkey needs to take bold decisions on its alternative development pathways if it is to go beyond special circumstances discourse in the new climate regime.

(*Outreach is a multi-stakeholder publication on climate change and sustainable development produced by Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future and has been produced at various international meetings on the environment.)

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Press Conference: Launching of “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” escalated mobilisations in 2016

In 2016, the climate justice movement is preparing to escalate the global energy transformation. We need to keep carbon in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy. Governments and industry are not acting fast enough. It’s in our hands to close the ambition gap – it’s up to us to break free from fossil fuels and accelerate the shift to renewable energy.

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Featured Article: Turkey and climate change talks on the eve of the Paris Agreement

Turkey Representation of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung started to publish the quarterly, “Alternatif – Political Analysis and Commentary from Turkey”, in both Turkish and English. With their own words “this quarterly periodical strives to be a source of reference for civil society, decision makers, opinion leaders in- and outside of Turkey”. Their first issue features our article on the eve of COP21. Below you will find Turkish version but if you click this link you can also read the English one. Enjoy.

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Climate Action Tracker (CAT) Assessment of Turkey’s INDC

Climate Action Tracker published the analysis of Turkey’s INDC as of 22 October 2015. I think this is a critical document for Turkish side and would be very useful for self evaluation. So, I decided to translate it into Turkish. Here it is, available for wider audience in Turkey. 

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New Climate Regime & Business World

Me and my colleagues* just delivered a brief report on the new climate regime and what it means for business world (in Turkish). We undertook the assignment on behalf of Turkey’s prominent industrial conglomerate group consisting of 48 companies. The report remains internal and will not be disclosed.

* Thanks to dear colleagues who put great effort in the publication: Ethemcan Turhan, Mustafa Özgür Berke and Cem İskender Aydın.

 

 

Emission Trading System: The Only Option for Turkey?

ekoiq56_2I wrote a short article for the 56th issue of EKO IQ (Turkey’s foremost green business magazine) and argued that emission trading system is not the only policy option Turkey has. Priority should be given to regulatory mechanisms rather than market based ones if Turkey is to be progressive about its transition to a low carbon economy.  Please continue to read more (in Turkish).

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