Rountable Meetings on Climate Policies of Turkey (2) Financing of Climate Policies of Turkey after Paris Climate Conference

May 31, 2016
Istanbul Policy Center, Minerva Han

Istanbul Policy Center convened the second gathering of Rountable Meetings on Climate Policies of Turkey, on “Financing of Climate Policies of Turkey after Paris Climate Conference (COP21)”, at IPC Karaköy on May 31, 2016. The meeting hosted numerous actors from different sectors which engage in Turkey’s climate policies. The discussion focused on developments in the financing of climate policies post-December 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) and the policies that Turkey must adapt. The meeting, which was closed to the press, hosted 12 guests: a representative from Undersecretariat of Treasury, representatives from private sectors who work on the carbon emission, as well as representatives from civil society organizations (TEMA Foundation, WWF Turkey, Yeşil Düşünce Derneği, İklim İçin Kampanyası, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation), a representative from the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, experts from think tanks (EDAM, SPCA) and academia. IPC Senior Scholar Ümit Şahin organized and facilitated the meeting.

During the six hours of discussion, the participants shared their ideas and questions regarding developments in the financing of climate policies and Turkey’s position after Paris Climate Conference, adaptation of Turkey to INDC goals, the market and nonmarket financial policies that should be implemented to reach these goals, advantages and disadvantages of emission trade and carbon tax in Turkey, developments in international financing of climate policies following the Paris Climate Conference, the dialogue between the public and private sectors as well as civil society and academia concerning Turkey’s position in this, along with room for cooperation and negotiation. The round table discussions will continue to take place in more specific areas of policies.

Istanbul Policy Center’s report “Mapping Turkish Actors in Climate Change Policies” was published in late 2014 by Ümit Şahin, following the research conducted on improving the mechanisms for opportunities of negotiation and democratic decision-making on Turkey’s climate policies, which paved the way for the Round Table Discussions.

Please click here for the report. (Turkish)