CAN Europe Publications on:

Turkey

  • BİLGİLENDİRME RAPORU: İKLİM DOSTU BİR EKONOMİYE ADİL DÖNÜŞÜM NASIL GERÇEKLEŞEBİLİR?

    16.12.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    İklim krizinin mevcut düzeyi göz önünde tutulduğunda, düşük-karbonlu bir ekonomiye küresel geçiş, seçenek olmaktan ziyade acil bir zorunluluk. IPCC 1,5°C özel raporuna (SR15) göre, küresel sıcaklık artışını Paris Anlaşması uyarınca 1,5°C ile sınırlandırmak için hızlıca eyleme geçmek gerekiyor. Bu ise enerji arz ve talebinde önemli değişiklikler gerektiriyor.

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  • Briefing: How is the transition to a climate-neutral economy made just?

    01.12.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    With the current level of the climate crisis, a global transition to a low-carbon economy is an urgent necessity, rather than an option. According to the IPCC 1.5°C special report (SR15), rapid action is needed to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C in line with the Paris Agreement. This will require key changes in energy supply and demand to be effected in a just manner. Learn how.

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  • Kömürün Gerçek Bedeli – Muğla

    18.08.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    Kömür kullanımının yöre halkına, hava, toprak, su ve iklimimize muazzam bedelleri çoğu zaman kolayca gözle görülmüyor ya da ayrı ayrı başlıklar altında ele alınıyor. Bu da genelde, bilerek ya da bilmeyerek, sadece bu durum karşısındaki tavrımızı ve karar alma süreçlerini bulanıklaştırmaya yarıyor.

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  • Turkey’s most touristic region is endangered by coal mine expansions

    25.07.2019 | Press Releases

    Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe’s new report on “The Real Costs of Coal: Muğla” shows how expanding coal mines and extending the life-span of coal-fired power plants threatens tourism and other sectors as well as the health of local communities and ecosystems. The report calls upon Turkish authorities to embark upon the urgent shift to clean, renewable energy instead, in the face of the worsening climate crisis.

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  • The Real Costs of Coal: Muğla

    24.07.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    This study pulls together the many pieces of the enormous puzzle often referred to as externalities of coal exploitation, yet another term blurring our appreciation of the entire toll we all pay for continued reliance on coal - in Mugla and elsewhere.

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  • CAN Europe 2018 Annual Report

    19.04.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    To be called the “great platform to engage in the climate debate” that “improves our impact at national level” and provides “support, information and inspiration” compliments our entire Network and will continue to drive our shared effort to live up to such high accolades at this time of growing climate urgency.

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  • NGO statement urging Turkish decision makers to step up at COP24

    02.12.2018 | Letters to Policy Makers

    More than 25 NGOs working in Turkey released a joint statement urging Turkish decision makers to focus on raising ambition, and reaping the benefits of a low-carbon just transition at COP24.

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  • Turkey’s coal investments poison people, air and seas across borders

    02.11.2018 | Press Releases

    The real price we all pay for Turkey’s coal is too high, shows CAN Europe’s new study “The Real Costs of Coal: Muğla”. The research is a case study on one of the country’s oldest coal power infrastructures with numerous lignite mines and three coal-fired power plants in Muğla city. The outcomes of the research demonstrate the urgency with which plans for the expansion of coal mines in the region must be abandoned, and the three plants retired instead of getting life extensions.

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  • Why new coal in Turkey and the Balkans will test China’s and EU’s climate leadership

    20.06.2018 | Op-eds

    The EU and China have to live up to their responsibilities on climate change and use every opportunity to support the Western Balkans and Turkey to move beyond coal. This means renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, not new coal, argue Elif Gündüzyeli and Igor Kalaba.

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  • Winning a losing game: Turkey’s electricity utility gets a fossil fuel subsidy award for its role in coal expansion

    01.06.2017 | Blogs

    What's the situation?

    Turkey’s electricity utility, EÜAŞ, “won” the second place in the Sneaky Special Treatment category of the Fossil Fuels Subsidy Awards due to its significant and increasing public support for new coal mines and power plants which would not attract investors otherwise.

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  • Garanti, Turkey’s top climate killer bank praised as climate champion

    12.12.2016 | Press Releases

    Turkey's second largest private bank, Garanti, which finances the country’s coal boom, received the 2016 Climate Performance Leadership award from CDP, a UK based organisation, earlier this month. Environmental groups shed light on the destructive impacts of the dodgy deals the bank is involved in, in order to counter its green claims deceiving the European public.

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  • Report: Co-benefits of Climate Action - Assessing Turkey's Climate Pledge

    20.10.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    This report shows that by shifting to a low-carbon, 100% renewable pathway, fastly emerging economies like Turkey will benefit from a strongly reduced dependency on fossil fuel imports, will save lives through reduced pollution and will create more sustainable, green and qualified jobs that could have a major positive impact on the country’s developmental vision.

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  • Infographics: Co-benefits of climate action in Turkey

    19.10.2016 | Presentations & Infographics

    This set of infographics were developed together with the release of the report Co-benefits of Climate Action - Assessing Turkey's Climate Pledge.

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  • Infographics: İklim Hareketine Geçmenin Yan Faydaları: Türkiye İklim Taahhüdünün Değerlendirmesi

    19.10.2016 | Presentations & Infographics

    These infographics show an assessment of Turkey's climate commitments and the benefits of stronger climate action (in Turkish).

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  • Useful Turkey Resources

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    Here you find a range of useful external Turkey climate & energy resources. For all Turkey climate & energy related CAN Europe publications, go here.

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  • No new coal projects!

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    Most of the new coal plants under construction or recently commissioned were given their construction permits before 2008. Since then, a majority of plans to build new coal power stations have in fact been shelved.

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  • CAN Europe's interactive Coal Map of Europe

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    CAN Europe's interactive Coal Map of Europe gives an overview of the role of coal in our electricity system.

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  • GA April 2016: Turkey - From Paris to Antalya

    26.04.2016 | Presentations & Infographics

    This ppt from the CAN Europe Assembly in April 2016 provides a summary of Turkey's lack of climate ambition.

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  • Turkey's woefully inefficient INDC

    20.04.2016 | Blogs

    Turkey submitted its Intended National Determined Contribution (INDC) in September 2015, just a couple of months before hosting the G20 Summit in Antalya.

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  • Local coal testimonies and resistance from Turkey

    23.03.2016 | Blogs

    Local communities who live in the regions where there are existing and planned new coal power plant projects face serious risks. These risks include chronic respiratory diseases, water and soil contamination, being dependent on unsustainable and insecure jobs in coal infrastructures, displacement, losing high quality arable lands to coal. Local communities under coal risks resist to projects in their regions. Witness some of the resistance stories below.

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Contact

ELIF

Elif Gunduzyeli in Istanbul
Turkey Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator
elif /at/ caneurope.org

cansu

Elif Cansu in Istanbul
Turkey Policy Officer
cansu /at/ caneurope.org

Latest Publications on Turkey

  • BİLGİLENDİRME RAPORU: İKLİM DOSTU BİR EKONOMİYE ADİL DÖNÜŞÜM NASIL GERÇEKLEŞEBİLİR?

    İklim krizinin mevcut düzeyi göz önünde tutulduğunda, düşük-karbonlu bir ekonomiye küresel geçiş, seçenek olmaktan ziyade acil bir zorunluluk. IPCC 1,5°C özel raporuna (SR15) göre, küresel sıcaklık artışını Paris Anlaşması uyarınca 1,5°C ile sınırlandırmak için hızlıca eyleme geçmek gerekiyor. Bu ise enerji arz ve talebinde önemli değişiklikler gerektiriyor.
  • Briefing: How is the transition to a climate-neutral economy made just?

    With the current level of the climate crisis, a global transition to a low-carbon economy is an urgent necessity, rather than an option. According to the IPCC 1.5°C special report (SR15), rapid action is needed to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C in line with the Paris Agreement. This will require key changes in energy supply and demand to be effected in a just manner. Learn how.
  • Kömürün Gerçek Bedeli – Muğla

    Kömür kullanımının yöre halkına, hava, toprak, su ve iklimimize muazzam bedelleri çoğu zaman kolayca gözle görülmüyor ya da ayrı ayrı başlıklar altında ele alınıyor. Bu da genelde, bilerek ya da bilmeyerek, sadece bu durum karşısındaki tavrımızı ve karar alma süreçlerini bulanıklaştırmaya yarıyor.
  • Turkey’s most touristic region is endangered by coal mine expansions

    Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe’s new report on “The Real Costs of Coal: Muğla” shows how expanding coal mines and extending the life-span of coal-fired power plants threatens tourism and other sectors as well as the health of local communities and ecosystems. The report calls upon Turkish authorities to embark upon the urgent shift to clean, renewable energy instead, in the face of the worsening climate crisis. Muğla, a popular travel destination on the southwest coast of Turkey, must not be left without a future beyond coal.
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