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Ebru Voyvoda
Ebru Voyvoda
Mercator-IPC Advisory Council Member

Ebru Voyvoda has been a faculty member in the Department of Economics in Middle East Technical University since September 2004. She received her MS and PhD degrees in Economics at Bilkent University in 1998 and 2003, respectively. She was a post-doc researcher at the University of Utah, Department of Economics in 2003–2004. 

Ebru visited the Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management Department at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany, in 2011–2012 to conduct research on the intergenerational impacts of environmental policies. In 2015–2016 she was affiliated with UNCTAD, the Division of Globalization and Development Strategies, where she worked on industrialization and structural transformation in developing economies. Her research focuses on applied modeling for policy analysis, energy-environment-economics modeling and contemporary issues in economic policy.

Project: “Distributional Implications of Decarbonization and Policy Design: Turkish Case”

Turkey ratified the Paris Agreement in October 2021 and declared 2053 as the target year to achieve net-zero emissions. Since the announcement of this rather unanticipated development on the policy front, there has been considerable discussion and effort to appraise the net-zero target as a comprehensive framework. It is clear that de-carbonization efforts toward net-zero will span a range of strategies and policy decisions over a set of critical sectors including energy (power) supply, transportation, industry, and households. 

This project aims to contribute to these discussions by assessing the possible distributional impacts of carbon pricing as one key decarbonization policy toward Turkey’s 2053 net-zero target. As carbon pricing policies can have widely varying distributional impacts, the assessment would require thorough evaluation and detailed representation of heterogenous household groups in terms of income and expenditure patterns. A comprehensive perception of the distributional impacts shall serve as a precondition to further design (fiscal/incomes) policy alternatives to respond to poverty and equity concerns within the general framework of climate targets. Therefore, the objective of this research is to contribute to the current climate policy-making discussions in Turkey regarding the bi-directional relationship between socio-economic implications and climate (carbon pricing) policies.

Increasing Industrial Competitiveness and Hedging against Fossil Price Volatility with Renewables in Turkey: Assessing the Co-Benefits of Decarbonising Turkey's Power Sector

The report titled "Increasing Industrial Competitiveness and Hedging against Fossil Price Volatility with Renewables in Turkey: Assessing the Co-Benefits of Decarbonising Turkey's Power Sector" within the scope of the international COBENEFITS Project under the direction of the Istanbul Policy Center, was published in February 2023.

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Decarbonization Pathway for Turkey: Sectoral Cost-Benefit Analysis (2020-2030)

Istanbul Policy Center's ''Decarbonization Pathway for Turkey: Sectoral Cost-Benefit Analysis (2020-2030)'' report was published in November 2022.

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"Nasıl Bir Dünya? Nasıl Bir Türkiye?" with Alkım Bağ Güllü and Ebru Voyvoda

Alkım Bağ Güllü and Ebru Voyvoda were hosted at the "Nasıl Bir Dünya? Nasıl Bir Türkiye?" program titled "Türkiye's Energy Transition Scorecard in All Aspects'' organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" - 2023 Assessment with the Contributions of IPM

Ümit Şahin, Ebru Voyvoda, Alkım Bağ Güllü, Hayriye Ataş, Nebi Sümer, Kamil Yılmaz, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Atila Eralp and Fuat Keyman were hosted at the "Nasıl Bir Dünya? Nasıl Bir Türkiye?" program titled "2023 Assessment with the Contributions of IPM'' organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

 

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Combating Climate Change Under Multi-dimensional Inqualities

Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized an event on “Combating Climate Change Under Multi-dimensional Inqualities” with the initiative of 2022/23 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ebru Voyvoda at IPC on November 24-25.

2022 Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Summit - Impressions from COP27

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative's ''2022 Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Summit - Impressions from COP27'' panel took place under the moderatorship of IPC Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin and with the participation of SHURA Energy Transition Center Director Alkım Bağ Güllü, COBENEFITS Project Senior Project Consultant Dursun Baş, and 2022/23 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ebru Voyvoda at IPC on November 23.

COP27 Side Event - Costs and Benefits of Decarbonization in Türkiye

IPC's ''Costs and Benefits of Decarbonization in Türkiye'' event took place at COP27 with the participation of Ümit Şahin and Ebru Voyvoda on November 15.

European Union-Turkey Relations Roundtable Meeting

IPC and the Initiative's ''European Union-Turkey Relations Roundtable Meeting'' with German parliamentarians took place with the participation of Fuat Keyman, Anne Duncker, Jannes Tessman, Atila Eralp, Özcan Mutlu and Ebru Voyvoda at IPC on October 6.

Increasing Industrial Competitiveness and Hedging against Fossil Price Volatility with Renewables in Turkey: Assessing the Co-Benefits of Decarbonising Turkey's Power Sector - Updated Findings

Prepared within the scope of the COBENEFITS Project, whose Turkey part is directed by the Istanbul Policy Center, "Increasing Industrial Competitiveness and Hedging against Fossil Price Volatility with Renewables in Turkey: Assessing the Co-Benefits of Decarbonising Turkey's Power Sector - Updated Findings" webinar took place with the participation of METU Economics Department Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Ebru Voyvoda and EPRA R&D Director Dr. Saeed Teimourzadeh and the moderation of Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) Climate Studies Coordinator Dr. Ümit Şahin on September 28.

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