Here is our op-ed (with @Ethemcan Turhan) published on 18 Nov in Hurriyet Daily News (with a changed title “Turkey and the Paris Climate Accord”).
Category: iklim değişikliği (Page 1 of 2)
Temptation to invest in Turkey’s coal sector will test President Xi’s commitment to climate leadership
China may be halting construction of coal-fired power at home but abroad it’s still investing in coal, even as it pushes aggressively into renewable energy markets.
In the years ahead, the kind of investments China makes in Turkey will prove an important test of its emerging leadership on energy and climate.
Just released: “Final Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures“. I made an unofficial summary here (pdf): https://www.slideshare.net/cemgundogan/unofficial-summary-of-tcdf-recommendations-2017
I am currently authoring the first guide to climate finance with a particular focus on Green Climate Fund in Turkish language in order to raise awareness and capacity on related issues. Climate finance is an area that was almost overlooked in Turkey until the Paris Agreement’s emergence. In the recent years, I have been writing about the issue in various outlets (i.e. this one) to shed a light and currently drafting a more structured guide for the attention of all interested stakeholders.
I am working on a consultancy assignment where I focus on conducting a stocktake assessment, gap analysis and localisation of SDG 13 – Climate Action targets and indicators. The idea of tailoring all SDGs into Turkey’s own context came from the Turkish Ministry of Development, and outsourced to the experienced team of TSKB Escarus (A company of Turkish Industrial Development Bank).
Soon I am leaving my post at GTE Carbon, a leading Turkish carbon management & climate services company, where developed and coordinated externally funded project activities and provided consultancy services. As I am coming to the end of my term here, I would like to reflect upon two important projects I was involved in, both related with climate change adaptation and resilience.