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Onur Akgül
Onur Akgül
IPM Researcher & Project Coordinator

Onur Akgül is the researcher and project coordinator of the Promoting Just Transition in Turkey project led by IPM. A graduate of Public Administration from Dokuz Eylül University, Akgül has been conducting research and analysis projects on climate change, environmental protection, air pollution, Health Impact Assessment, energy policies, democratic participation and just transition for more than 10 years, working with academia and civil society on developing policy recommendations in these areas.  

He has developed and implemented campaign strategies, democratic participation programs, research projects and workshops/workshops on climate change, local movements, just transition, energy policies and coal phase-out in organizations such as Greenpeace and 350.org.

 Akgül has led the development of the research content of these projects and the design and implementation of strategic stakeholder communication processes.

Supporting Just Transition in Turkey Project: Çanakkale-Çan region-specific workshop

The Çanakkale-Çan region-specific workshop of the European Union (EU) funded EU Climate Dialogues Project (EUCD) “Supporting Just Transition in Turkey Project” was held on April 25th in Çan, Çanakkale.

In the workshop, public institutions, NGOs, professional associations and various other stakeholders highlighted democratic participation processes for investments that affect and are likely to affect the region, identification of the social costs of the coal and mining economy, access to public information, alternative employment opportunities and inter-institutional cooperation as priority areas of need for the general framework of “Just Transition”.