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”).
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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.
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.
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.
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:
I had a chance to serve as the lead author of the Regional Environmental Centre (REC) Turkey’s substantially revised guide to climate change science, policy, governance which is a first of its kind publication in Turkish.
“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
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.
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.)