Ethemcan Turhan
Ethemcan Turhan
2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellows

Ethemcan Turhan is a 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow. is an environmental social scientist with a background in environmental engineering and political ecology. His main research interests include adaptation to climate change, climate policy, political ecology, migration, and human security.

Ethemcan holds a B.Sc. from Middle East Technical University. After receiving his degree, Ethemcan worked for UNDP Turkey as Project Assistant on climate change and sustainable rural development projects. He received his M.A. degree from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) specializing on climate and global change. He has recently completed his Ph.D. dissertation at the same institute under the supervision of Dr. Christos Zografos and Dr. Giorgos Kallis. His doctoral research focused on social vulnerability of migrant seasonal agricultural worker communities in Turkey as well as investigating the dominant discourses of policy makers in Turkey regarding national climate change adaptation policy. Ethemcan was a recipient of FI-DGR 2011 doctoral fellowship from Generalitat de Catalunya and is an alumnus of the Brown University International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI). He has been a visiting researcher at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) since early 2014.

Activities as Mercator-IPC Fellow

2nd Turkish-German Expert Roundtable: Climate Change and Security in Turkish-German Context: Challenges and Opportunities
14 Ekim 2015 | Mercator Center Berlin

Turkish-German Expert Roundtable on Climate Change and Security: Threats and Opportunities (with Asst. Prof. Clemens Hoffmann, Bilkent University and IOM Turkey)
May 28-29, 2015 | Bilkent University, Ankara

Beyond Special Circumstances: Turkey and Global Climate Change Politics (with Assoc. Prof. Semra Cerit Mazlum)
April 16-17 ,2015 | Marmara Üniversitesi Rectorate Building

Beyond special circumstances: climate change policy in Turkey 1992–2015 (A.Cem Gündoğan, Ümit Şahin, Alevgül Şorman, Semra Mazlum Cerit ile)
Mart 2016 | Wiley

Kuvveden Fiile: Enerji demokrasisi ve yeni üretim modelleri (with A. Cem Gündoğan)
February, March, 2016 | Express Magazine

Value-based adaptation to climate change and divergent developmentalisms in Turkish agriculture
December 2015 | Ecological Economics

Adaptation as biopolitics: Why state policies in Turkey do not reduce the vulnerability of seasonal agricultural workers to climate change (with co-authors, Christos Zografos and Giorgos Kallis)
Global Environmental Change (Impact Factor: 6.00).

İstediğimiz Sorudan Başlayabiliyor muyuz?” Küresel Bir Sınav Olarak Antroposen
February 2015 | EkoIQ

Paper Presentation
Beyond migration-as-adaptation: Governance challenges of temporal and circular migration schemes as a response to climate change
March 24-27, 2015 | Dresden Nexus Conference, United Nations UniversityTU Dresden ve Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development

Contribution Proposals (with Arif Cem Gündoğan, King College London )
July 7-10, 2015 |Our Common Future Under Climate Change Conference, Paris

Karşı İklim Zirvesi | “Climate Refugees”
September 20-21, 2014 | Global Action Group, Istanbul

Beyond migration-as-adaptation: Governance challenges of temporal and circular migration schemes as a response to climate change
March 24-27, 2015 | Dresden Nexus Conference, United Nations University, TU Dresden and Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development

Contribution Proposals with (Arif Cem Gündoğan, King College London)
July 7-10, 2015 | Our Common Future Under Climate Change Conference, Paris

Behind the life cycle of coal: Socio-environmental liabilities of coal mining in Cesar, Colombia
23 Kasım 2015 | Istanbul Policy Center

Energy (in)security: world-making in an age of scarcity
June 12, 2015 | Istanbul Policy Center

Understanding the Challenges of Energy-Society Relations: The European energy scene vs. the Turkish boom from a societal metabolism perspective
February 5, 2015 | Istanbul Policy Center

In defense of indigenous spirits: Environmental conflicts, violence and contradictions of sustainable development in Brazil
January 15, 2015 | Istanbul Policy Center

Rethinking Climate Change, Conflict and Security in Cyprus and the Sudans
December 15, 2014 |Istanbul Policy Center

Event (participated)
Climate change response at the local level in Istanbul – Mutual learning among cities and actors
October 30-31, 2014 | Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation 2014, Marmara University

Training School on Climate Justice: Human Rights, Rule of Law and Good Governance in times of Climate Change
October 6-10, 2014 | The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Netherlands

Paris İklim Zirvesi’nde son durum: Fırtınalar koparsa kopsun!
December 2015 | Birgün

December 2015 | Birgün
Afloat and Alive (with Andrew Baldwin and Marco Almiero)
December 2015 | New Internationalist

Migrationen kommer att förvandla en varmare planet (with Marco Armiero and Andrew Baldwin)
October 18, 2015 | Dagens Nyheter

Türkiye’nin seragazı azaltım taahhütü: Dağ fare doğuruyor (with Arif Cem Gündoğan)
October 8, 2015 | Diken

Yeni İklim Rejimi ve Türkiye (with Arif Cem Gündoğan)
July 15, 2015 | Zaman

Soma, Ermenek, Yirca: Can Anti-Coal Activists Defend Coal Miners and Olive Farmers?
December 18, 2014 | Jadaliyya

İklim mücadelesinde ufuk çizgisi neye yarar?
December 16, 2014 | Birgün

Derin faaliyetlere ‘sihirli’ çözümler
December 10, 2014 | Birgün

İklim, Emek, Adalet: COP20 Başladı
December 2, 2014 | Birgün

İklim Savaşları ve Jeopolitik Kanaat Teknisyenleri
October 15, 2014 | Birikim Güncel

Mesele sadece iklim değil, sen hâlâ anlamadın mı?
October 12, 2014 | Birgün

İklim adaleti için tesis zamanı
October 5, 2014 | Birgün