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Ümit Şahin
Ümit Şahin
Climate Change Cluster Coordinator, Senior Scholar

Ümit Şahin is Senior Scholar and the Coordinator of Climate Change Studies at Istanbul Policy Center. Şahin teaches courses on Global Environmental Challenges, Climate Change and Environmental Politics at Sabanci University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He is also Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program Climate Change Juror.

Since the early 1990s, Şahin has been part of the green political movement and climate, ecology and environmental movements, and an active contributor to anti-nuclear and human rights movements. Şahin was the editor-in-chief of the green political journal “Üç Ekoloji” (Three Ecologies) that he has founded in 2003.

Şahin is one of the founders of the Association of the Doctors for the Environment, serving as the organization’s president between 2002 and 2006. In 2007, Şahin coordinated the “Turkey sign Kyoto!” campaign, which was carried out by Turkey’s Green Party, for whom he was one of the founders and served as co-spokesperson between 2010 and 2012. He also has participated as an observer to the UNFCCC Climate Conferences (COPs) since 2008. He served as a member of Steering Committee of the Istanbul City Council for its 2019-2021 period.

Together with Ömer Madra, Şahin has been the producer and host of the “Açık Yeşil” (Open Green) radio program on Açık Radio since 2008. In addition, he edits and writes on climate change and environmental issues for “Yeşil Gazete” (Green Newspaper).

Şahin authored and edited several books, such as “Why We Can’t Wait: Global Warming and Climate Crisis”, 2007 (with Ömer Madra, as interviewer and editor), “Green Economy”, 2012 (as co-editor with Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı), Open Green 1 - An Ecology Guide with Its Theory and Practice, 2019, and Open Green 2 - Climate Crisis, Politics, and Activism, 2020 (as co-author with Ömer Madra). Şahin has also several book chapters, policy papers and articles related to climate change, energy transition, environmental health, green politics, and human rights.

Ümit Şahin graduated from Cerrahpaşa Medical School in 1991, completed his Master of Public Health in Hebrew University and received his Ph.D. degree in public health from Istanbul Univeresity in 2000. His public health works has focused on environmental health.

A Sustainable and Resilient Food System: An Analysis of Turkey

Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Fikret Adaman's report “A Sustainable and Resilient Food System: An Analysis of Turkey” was published in March 2022.

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Decarbonization Pathway for Turkey: Net Zero in 2050

The report titled "Decarbonization Pathway for Turkey: Net Zero in 2050 (Türkiye'nin Karbonsuzlaşma Yol Haritası: 2050'de Net Sıfır)" was published.

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Decarbonization Pathway for Turkey: Net Zero in 2050

The executive summary of the report titled "Decarbonization Pathway for Turkey: Net Zero in 2050 (Türkiye'nin Karbonsuzlaşma Yol Haritası: 2050'de Net Sıfır)" was published in October 2021.

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Making the Paris Agreement A Success For The Planet and the People of Turkey - Reducing Electricity Prices and Increasing Economic Competitiveness with Renewable Energy

The COP26 Briefing "Making the Paris Agreement A Success For The Planet and the People of Turkey - Reducing Electricity Prices and Increasing Economic Competitiveness with Renewable Energy" was published in November 2021.

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Making the Paris Agreement a Success For the Planet and the People of Turkey Unlocking the Co-Benefits of Decarbonising Turkey's Power Sector

The COBENEFITS Policy Report "Making the Paris Agreement a Success For the Planet and the People of Turkey Unlocking the Co-Benefits of Decarbonising Turkey's Power Sector (Paris Anlaşması’nı Dünyada ve Türkiye’de Bir Başarı Hikayesine Dönüştürmek: Türkiye Elektrik Sistemini Karbonsuzlaştırmanın Yan Faydaları)" was published in August 2021.

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Türkiye'de Yenilenebilir Enerjiyle Enerji Arzının Güvence Altına Alınması ve Cari Açığın Dengelenmesi

EPRA Deputy Director Saeed Teimourzadeh, Özyeğin University Faculty Member Göktürk Poyrazoğlu and EPRA CEO Osman Bülent Tör's report "Türkiye'de Yenilenebilir Enerjiyle Enerji Arzının Güvence Altına Alınması ve Cari Açığın Dengelenmesi" was published in June 2021.

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Türkiye'de Yenilenebilir Enerjiyle Sağlığın İyileştirilmesi ve Sağlık Sistemi Üzerindeki Yükün Azaltılması

Boğaziçi University Faculty Member Nadim K. Copty, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) Senior Consultant Funda Gacal, Boğaziçi University Faculty Member Ali Kerem Saysel, Boğaziçi University Faculty Member İrem Daloğlu, Boğaziçi University Faculty Member Buse Yetişti, Boğaziçi University Faculty Member Derya Aydın Sarıkurt and Kocaeli University Faculty Member Çiğdem Çağlayan's report "Türkiye'de Yenilenebilir Enerjiyle Sağlığın İyileştirilmesi ve Sağlık Sistemi Üzerindeki Yükün Azaltılması" was published in June 2021.

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İklim Politikalarında Biden Etkisi: İnkar Çağının Sonu Mu?

2019/20 Mercator-IPC Fellow Sinan Erensü and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin's policy brief "İklim Politikalarında Biden Etkisi: İnkar Çağının Sonu Mu?" was published in April 2021.

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Assessing the COVID-19 Pandemic and Climate Crisis Together

2019/20 Mercator/IPC Fellow Sinan Erensü and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin's policy brief "Assessing the COVID 19 Pandemic and Climate Crisis Together (COVID-19 Pandemisini ve İklim Krizini Birlikte Okumak) was published in December 2020.

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Excess Mortality in Istanbul during Extreme Heat Waves between 2013 and 2017

Senior Scholar and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin, Günay Can, Ümit Şahin, Uğurcan Sayılı, Marjolaine Dubé, Beril Kara, Hazal Cansu Acar, Barış İnan, Özden Aksu Sayman, Germain Lebel, Ray Bustinza, Hüseyin Küçükali, Umur Güven ve Pierre Gosselin's article "Excess Mortality in Istanbul during Extreme Heat Waves between 2013 and 2017" was published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on November 2019.

Future Skills and Job Creation through Renewable Energy in Turkey: Assessing the Cobenefits of Decarbonising the Power Sector

This study has been realised in the context of the project “Mobilising the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation through Capacity Building among Public Policy Institutions” (COBENEFITS) in November 2019.

This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The COBENEFITS project is  coordinated by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability  Studies (IASS, lead) in partnership with the Renewables Academy (RENAC), the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU), International Energy Transition GmbH (IET) and in Turkey the Sabanci University Istanbul Policy Center (IPC).

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Industrial Development, Trade Opportunities and Innovation with Renewable Energy in Turkey

This study has been realised in the context of the project “Mobilising the Co-Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation through Capacity Building among Public Policy Institutions” (COBENEFITS) in November 2019.

This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The COBENEFITS project is  coordinated by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability  Studies (IASS, lead) in partnership with the Renewables Academy (RENAC), the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU), International Energy Transition GmbH (IET) and in Turkey the Sabanci University Istanbul Policy Center (IPC).

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Heatwaves: Increasing Threat with Climate Change and Heat-Health Action Plans

Senior Scholar and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin’s policy brief “Heatwaves: Increasing Threat with Climate Change and Heat-Health Action Plans (Sıcak Dalgaları: İklim Değişikliğiyle Artan Tehdit ve Sıcak-Sağlık Eylem Planları) ” was published in July 2019.

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The Politics of Environment and Climate Change

Alpaslan Özerdem and Matthew Whiting's book The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics was published on April 18, 2019 with Routledge. The book featured a chapter by Senior Scholar and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin, titled "The Politics of Environment and Climate Change".

Carbon Lock-In in Turkey: A Comparative Perspective of Low-Carbon Transition with Germany and Poland

Senior Scholar and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin’s report Carbon Lock-In in Turkey: A Comparative Perspective of Low-Carbon Transition with Germany and Poland was published in February 2018.

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Climate Friendly Green Economy Policies

Climate Change Cluster Coordinator and Senior Scholar Ümit Şahin and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı's report Climate Friendly Green Economy Policies was published in May 2017.

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The Trump Effect on Climate Policy: Hard Times for Global Climate Action

Senior Scholar and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin, and 2016/17 Mercator-IPC Fellows Tuğba Ağaçayak and Sarah Louise Nash‘s policy brief “The Trump Effect on Climate Policy: Hard Times for Global Climate Action” was published in April 2017.

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Yeşil Ekonomi

Senior Scholar and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı's book Yeşil Ekonomi was published in April 2017 with Yeni İnsan Yayınevi Tohum Yayıncılık Turizm Reklam ve Sağlık Hizmetleri Sanayi Ticaret Limited Company.

Climate Change and Media

IPC Senior Scholar and Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Universidade Nova de Lisboa Mehmet Ali Üzelgün‘s policy brief  “Climate Change and Media (İklim Değişikliği ve Medya)” was published in December 2016.

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Climate Change Communication in Turkey

Senior Scholar and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin and Mehmet Ali Üzelgün's article "Climate Change Communication in Turkey" was published in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science in December 2016.

Warming a Frozen Policy: Challenges to Turkey's Climate Politics after Paris

Senior Scholar and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin's article "Warming a Frozen Policy: Challenges to Turkey’s Climate Politics after Paris" was published in Turkish Policy Quarterly' on September 23, 2016.

Coal Report: Turkey's Coal Policies Related to Climate Change, Economy and Health

Senior Scholar Ümit Şahin, İstanbul Technical University Faculty Member Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı, İstanbul Kemerburgaz University Faculty Member Sevil Acar, Ege University Faculty Member Ali Osman Karababa, Boğaziçi University Faculty Member Levent Kurnaz and Beykent University Faculty Member Pınar Gedikkaya Bal’s report Coal Report: Turkey’s Coal Policies Related to Climate Change, Economy and Health was published in April 2016.

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Beyond Special Circumstances: Climate Change Policy in Turkey: 1992–2015

Senior Scholar and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin, 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ethemcan Turhan, Semra Cerit Mazlum, Alevgül Şorman and Cem Gündoğan's article "Beyond Special Circumstances: Climate Change Policy in Turkey:1992–2015" was published in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change on March 7, 2016.

Intertwined and Contested. Green Politics and the Environmental Movement in Turkey

Senior Scholar and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin's article "Intertwined and Contested. Green Politics and the Environmental Movement in Turkey" was published in Südosteurope: Journal of Politics and Society in November 2015.

Low Carbon Development Pathways and Priorities for Turkey

Senior Scholar and Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin, WWF-Turkey Climate & Energy Program Consultant Mustafa Özgür Berke and WWF-Turkey Expert Funda Gacal‘s report Low Carbon Development Pathways and Priorities for Turkey was published in WWF Turkey in October 2015.

 

Ski Community Activism on the Mitigation of Climate Change

Climate Studies Coordinator and Senior Scholar Ümit Şahin and 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Cenk Demiroğlu’s policy brief “Ski Community Activism on the Mitigation of Climate Change” was published in August 2015.

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Mapping Turkish Actors in Climate Change Policies

Climate Change Cluster Coordinator and Senior Scholar Ümit Şahin’s report Mapping Turkish Actors in Climate Change Policies (Türkiye’nin İklim Politikalarında Aktör Haritası) was published in November 2014.

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Climate Change and Drought

Climate Change Cluster Coordinator and Senior Scholar Ümit Şahin and 2013/14 Mercator-IPC Fellow Levent Kurnaz’s report Climate Change and Drought (İklim Değişikliği ve Kuraklık) was published in October 2014.

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Contemporary Developments in Climate Change: IPCC 2013 Report

Climate Change Cluster Coordinator and Senior Scholar Ümit Şahin, Middle East Technical University Faculty Member Murat Türkeş, 2012/13 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ömer Lütfi Şen, 2013/14 Mercator-IPC Fellow Levent Kurnaz's report Contemporary Developments in Climate Change: IPCC 2013 Report (İklim Değişikliğinde Son Gelişmeler: IPCC 2013 Raporu) was published in December 2013.

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The Green Movement is 50 Years Old: Happy Birthday

Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin's article "The Green Movement is 50 Years Old: Happy Birthday? (Yeşil Hareket 50 Yaşında: Doğum Günümüz Kutlu Olsun)" was published in Yeşil Gazete on April 22, 2022. Please click here to read the article.

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What Do Turkish Statistical Institute Data Tell Us?

Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin's article "What Do Turkish Statistical Institute Data Tell Us? (TÜİK Verileri Bize Neler Söylüyor?)" was published in Yeşil Gazete on April 5, 2022. Please click here to read the article.

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Annotation on the Climate Council Policy Recommendations: Why did I vote no?

Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin's article "Annotation on the Climate Council Policy Recommendations: Why did I vote no? (İklim Şurası Politika Tavsiye Kararları’na şerh: Neden hayır oyu verdim?)" was published in Yeşil Gazete on February 28, 2022. Please click here to read the article.

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Top 35 Reasons to Oppose Nuclear Energy

Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin's article "Top 35 Reasons to Oppose Nuclear Energy  (Nükleer Enerjiye Karşı Çıkmanın İlk 35 Nedeni)" was published in Yeşil Gazete on February 8, 2022. Please click here to read the article.

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What will happen in 2030?

Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin's article "What will happen in 2030? (2030'da neler olacak?)" was published in Yeşil Gazete on January 18, 2022. Please click here to read the article.

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Germany's nuclear phase out is the Greens' historical success!

Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin's article "Germany's nuclear phase out is the Greens' historical success! (Almanya’da nükleerden çıkış Yeşiller’in tarihi başarısıdır!)" was published in Yeşil Gazete on January 8, 2022. Please click here to read the article.

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[After 2021] 10 Important Developments of the Climate Crisis

Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin's article "[After 2021] 10 Important Developments of the Climate Crisis ([2021'in ardından] İklim krizinde yılın 10 önemli gelişmesi)" was published in Yeşil Gazete on December 30, 2021. Please click here to read the article.

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Report Launch: Decarbonization Pathway for Turkey: Net Zero in 2050

27 October 2021

Road to Glasgow 3 - "Climate Negotiations in the Context of International Relations"

18 October 2021

Salgın ve Toplum - "Geçmiş Dönemin Muhasebesi: Salgın, Toplum ve Siyaset"

6 October 2021

Road to Glasgow 2 - "Economic Policies and Green Deal"

4 September 2021

Road to Glasgow 1 - "The Latest Status of Climate Talks from Paris to Glasgow"

20 September 2021

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Fuat Keyman and Ümit Şahin

16 September 2021

Climate Cafe Talks 16 - "MENA Bölgesi (Orta Doğu ve Kuzey Afrika) Aşırı Hava Olaylarının Gelecek Model Projeksiyonları Açısından Değerlendirilmesi"

The sixteenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with Tuğba Öztürk's talk on "MENA Bölgesi (Orta Doğu ve Kuzey Afrika) Aşırı Hava Olaylarının Gelecek Model Projeksiyonları Açısından Değerlendirilmesi" on June 30, 2021.

 

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Funda Gacal, Osman Bülent Tör and Ümit Şahin

Enerji Arzında ve Sağlıkta İklim Kriziyle Mücadelenin Yan Faydaları

Hava Kirliliği ve Sağlık Faturası: Sorunlar ve Çözümler

10 June 2021

Salgın ve Toplum - "Marmara Denizi'nde Neler Oluyor? Kirlilik, Isınma ve Müsilaj Sorunu"

8 June 2021

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Devin Bahçeci and Ümit Şahin

Biden'ın İklim Zirvesi Dünyaya Ne Mesaj Verdi?

Salgın ve Toplum - "İklim Değişikliği Liderler Zirvesi'nin Ardından"

27 April 2021

Climate Cafe Talks 15 - Gezegensel İmgelemler ve Antroposen Sanatı: Jeoestetik Eylemler

The fourteenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Benek Çinçik’s talk on "Gezegensel İmgelemler ve Antroposen Sanatı: Jeoestetik Eylemler" on April 26, 2021.

Nature and Climate Talks 10 - "Science, Ethics and the Love of Nature in the Era of Climate Crisis"

The tenth of the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Sargun Ali Tont’s talk on “Science, Ethics and the Love of Nature in the Era of Climate Crisis (İklim Krizi Çağında Bilim, Etik ve Doğa Sevgisi) ” on March 22, 2021.

Pınar Demircan ve Ümit Şahin ile "Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?"

Fukuşima'nın 10.Yılında: Nükleer Enerji İklim Değişikliğine Çözüm Olabilir mi?

Climate Cafe Talks 14 - Assessing the Developmentalism in Turkey on Food-Agriculture Axis

The fourteenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Fikret Adaman’s talk on "Assessing the Developmentalism in Turkey on Food-Agriculture Axis" on February 10, 2021.

Salgın ve Toplum - "Türkiye'de Kuraklık ve İklim Krizi"

5 January 2020

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Ümit Şahin, Fikret Adaman, Atila Eralp, Ayşe Köse Badur, Gökçe Uysal and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı

2020'de Ne Yaptık? 2021'den Ne Bekliyoruz?
 

Salgın ve Toplum - "Paris Anlaşması'nın 5. Yılında COVID-19 Pandemisi ve İklim Krizi"

22 December 2020

Climate Cafe Talks 13 - Enerjiyi Toplumsallaştırmak: Kuram ve Uygulamada Enerji Demokrasisi

The thirteenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with 2019/20 Mercator IPC Fellow Sinan Erensü’s talk on "Enerjiyi Toplumsallaştırmak: Kuram ve Uygulamada Enerji Demokrasisi" on December 16, 2020.

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fikret Adaman and Ümit Şahin

Türkiye'de İklim Krizi Algısı ve Olası Çıkışlar

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Pierre Gosselin and Ümit Şahin

Battling Heatwaves At Hospitals and The Community

Nature and Climate Talks 9 - "Rethinking the Future of the Planet: Ecological Citizenship and Information Infrastructures"

The ninth of the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Cansu Dedeoğlu and Çağdaş Dedeoğlu’s talk on “Rethinking the Future of the Planet: Ecological Citizenship and Information Infrastructures (Gezegenin Geleceğini Yeniden Düşünmek: Ekolojik Vatandaşlık ve Enformasyon Altyapıları) ” on November 18, 2020.

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Ümit Şahin and Bengisu Özenç

İklim Değişikliği ile Mücadelenin Yan Faydaları

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fuat Keyman and Ümit Şahin

Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye” with Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, and Ümit Şahin

Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye

Battling Heatwaves in Hospitals and the Community, Now and in the Future

The Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized the webinar “Battling Heatwaves in Hospitals and the Community, Now and in the Future” with the participation of Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow Pierre Gosselin and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin on July 27.

“Salgın ve Toplum” Webinar Series: “Pandemi Döneminde İklim Değişikliği ve Gıda Güvencesi”

July 13, 2020

“Salgın ve Toplum” Webinar Series: “Sıcak Dalgaları ve Kutuplaşan Dünyada İklim Hareketinin Geleceği”

July 6, 2020

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye” with Ümit Şahin and Ender Peker

Sıcak Dalgalarında Kentler ve Sağlık

Climate Café Talks 12 – Access to Water from the Perspective of COVID-19 and Policy Recommendations

The twelfth in the Climate Café Talks series took place with 2019/20 Mercator IPC Fellow Akgün İlhan’s talk on “Access to Water from the Perspective of COVID-19 and Policy Recommendations (COVID-19 Penceresinden Suya Erişim Meselesi ve Çözüm Önerileri)” on June 17, 2020.

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye" with Değer Saygın and Ümit Şahin

Korona Döneminde İklim Değişikliği ve Enerji Dönüşümü

"Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: "Salgın Döneminde İklim, Enerji, Gıda ve Su"

May 18, 2020

Nature and Climate Talks 8 – “Climate Change, Wildfires, and Biodiversity”

The eighth in the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Çağatay Tavşanoğlu’s talk on “Climate Change, Wildfires, and Biodiversity (İklim Değişikliği, Orman Yangınları ve Biyoçeşitlilik) ” on May 12, 2020.

Climate Café Talks 11 – In Search of a Different Loss and Damage Politics: Urban Climate Justice and Istanbul

The eleventh in the Climate Café Talks series took place with Ethemcan Turhan’s talk on “In Search of a Different Loss and Damage Politics: Urban Climate Justice and Istanbul (Başka Bir Kayıp ve Zarar Siyasetini Aramak: Kentsel İklim Adaleti ve İstanbul)” on April 22, 2020.

"Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: First Panel

April 13, 2020

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye" with Ümit Şahin and Selim Badur

Koronavirüs Salgını ve İklim Değişikliği

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Ümit Şahin

İklim Krizi

Climate Cafe 18 - "Pricing Carbon as a Tool to Combat the Climate Crisis: The ETS Experience and Lessons for Turkey"

The eighteenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with Erinç Yeldan’s talk on "Pricing Carbon as a Tool to Combat the Climate Crisis: The ETS Experience and Lessons for Turkey (İklim Krizi İle Mücadele Aracı Olarak Karbonu Fiyatlamak: ETS Deneyimi ve Türkiye İçin Dersler)" on April 19, 2022.

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Report Launch: A Sustainable and Resilient Food System: Turkey Analysis

The main findings of the "A Sustainable and Resilient Food System: Turkey Analysis (Sürdürülebilir ve Dirençli Bir Gıda Sistemi: Türkiye Analizi)" report, which discusses how a better food system can be achieved in Turkey and in the world, were presented to the public by the team of researchers and authors on March 28.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Çiğdem Nas, Güven Sak and Ümit Şahin

Çiğdem Nas, Güven Sak and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 93rd episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Türkiye Kömürden Çıkmalı" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fuat Keyman and Ümit Şahin

Fuat Keyman and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 89th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Türkiye'de Yeşiller Partisi Neden Engelleniyor?" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

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The evaluation of 2021 with the Contribution of IPC -"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?"

Fikret Adaman, Nebi Sümer, Ayse Köse Badur, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Atila Eralp, Evren Balta, Kamil Yılmaz and Fuat Keyman were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 85th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "İPM'nin Katkılarıyla 2021 Yılı Değerlendirmesi" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Climate Cafe Talks 17 - Correlating Climate Policy and Actions to Spatial Planning

The seventeenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with Osman Balaban’s talk on "Correlating Climate Policy and Actions to Spatial Planning (İklim Politikasını ve Eylemlerini Mekansal Planlama ile İlişkilendirmek)" on December 22, 2021.

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Road to Glasgow 1 - "The Latest Status of Climate Talks from Paris to Glasgow"

Climate Change Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin convened a webinar titled "The Latest Status of Climate Talks from Paris to Glasgow (Paris'ten Glasgow'a İklim Müzakerelerinde Son Durum)" with the participation of Gökşen Şahin, Mahir Ilgaz, Semra Cerit Mazlum on September 20. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "Road to Glasgow: Climate Policies (Glasgow'a Doğru İklim Politikaları).”

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Glasgow'un Ardından İklim Politikaları: COP26'da neler yaşandı?

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Ümit Şahin and Devin Bahçeci

Ümit Şahin and Devin Bahçeci were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 77th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Glasgow'da Neler Yaşanıyor?" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Road to Glasgow 4 - "What Do We Expect From Glasgow? Latest Situation As Negotiations Begin"

The Initiative organized a webinar titled "What Do We Expect From Glasgow? Latest Situation As Negotiations Begin (Glasgow'dan Ne Bekliyoruz? Müzakereler Başlarken Son Durum)" with the participation of Ümit Şahin, Bengisu Özenç, Devin Bahçeci and Özlem Katısöz on November 1. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "Road to Glasgow: Climate Policies (Glasgow'a Doğru İklim Politikaları)" initiated by Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin.

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Report Launch: Decarbonization Pathway for Turkey: Net Zero in 2050

The main findings of the "Decarbonization Pathway for Turkey: Net Zero in 2050 (Türkiye'nin Karbonsuzlaşma Yol Haritası: 2050'de Net Sıfır)" report, which discusses how to monitor the path to decarbonize the Turkish economy by 2050 in order to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius in accordance with the Paris Agreement, were presented to the public by the team of researchers and authors on October 27.

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Road to Glasgow 3 - "Climate Negotiations in the Context of International Relations"

The Initiative organized a webinar titled "Climate Negotiations in the Context of International Relations (Uluslararası İlişkiler Bağlamında İklim Müzakereleri)" with the participation of Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Alper Kaliber, Fuat Keyman and Çiğdem Nas on October 18. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "Road to Glasgow: Climate Policies (Glasgow'a Doğru İklim Politikaları)" initiated by Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin.

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Salgın ve Toplum - "Geçmiş Dönemin Muhasebesi: Salgın, Toplum ve Siyaset"

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - "Geçmiş Dönemin Muhasebesi: Salgın, Toplum ve Siyaset" with the participation of Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Selim Badur, Fuat Keyman, Nebi Sümer and Ümit Şahin on October 5.

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Road to Glasgow 1 - "The Latest Status of Climate Talks from Paris to Glasgow"

"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Fuat Keyman and Ümit Şahin

Fuat Keyman and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 70th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Road to Glasgow 2 - "Economic Policies and Green Deal"

The Initiative organized a webinar titled "Economic Policies and Green Deal (Ekonomi Politikaları ve Yeşil Mutabakat)" with the participation of Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı, Ebru Voyvoda, Güven Sak ve Selahattin Hakman on October 4. This webinar is a part of the webinar series titled "Road to Glasgow: Climate Policies (Glasgow'a Doğru İklim Politikaları)" initiated by Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" - Season Finale with Contribution of IPC

Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Atila Eralp, Nebi Sümer, Fikret Adaman, Evren Balta and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 69th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Season Finale with Contribution of IPC" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Climate Cafe Talks 16 - Evaluation of MENA Region (Middle East and North Africa) Extreme Weather Events in Terms of Future Model Projections

The sixteenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with Tuğba Öztürk’s talk on "Evaluation of MENA Region (Middle East and North Africa) Extreme Weather Events in Terms of Future Model Projections (MENA Bölgesi (Orta Doğu ve Kuzey Afrika) Aşırı Hava Olaylarının Gelecek Model Projeksiyonları Açısından Değerlendirilmesi)" on June 30, 2021.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Funda Gacal, Osman Bülent Tör and Ümit Şahin

Funda Gacal, Osman Bülent Tör and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 68th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Enerji Arzında ve Sağlıkta İklim Kriziyle Mücadelenin Yan Faydaları" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Hava Kirliliği ve Sağlık Faturası: Sorunlar ve Çözümler

The meeting titled "Air Pollution and Health Bill: Problems and Solutions (Hava Kirliliği ve Sağlık Faturası)" was held on June 10 with the participation of the representatives of IPC, Chamber Of Environmental Engineers, Health and Environment Alliance and Right to Clean Air Platform. 

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Salgın ve Toplum - "Marmara Denizi'nde Neler Oluyor? Kirlilik, Isınma ve Müsilaj Sorunu"

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - "Marmara Denizi'nde Neler Oluyor? Kirlilik, Isınma ve Müsilaj Sorunu" with the participation of Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Levent Artüz and Ümit Şahin on June 8.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Devin Bahçeci and Ümit Şahin

Devin Bahçeci and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 60th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Biden'ın İklim Zirvesi Dünyaya Ne Mesaj Verdi?" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Salgın ve Toplum - "İklim Değişikliği Liderler Zirvesi'nin Ardından"

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - "İklim Değişikliği Liderler Zirvesi'nin Ardından" with the participation of Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Sinan Erensü, Fuat Keyman and Ümit Şahin on April 27.

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Climate Cafe Talks 15 - Gezegensel İmgelemler ve Antroposen Sanatı: Jeoestetik Eylemler

The fifteenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with Benek Çinçik’s talk on "Gezegensel İmgelemler ve Antroposen Sanatı: Jeoestetik Eylemler" on April 26, 2021.

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Nature and Climate Talks 10 - "Science, Ethics and the Love of Nature in the Era of Climate Crisis"

The tenth of the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Sargun Ali Tont’s talk on “Science, Ethics and the Love of Nature in the Era of Climate Crisis (İklim Krizi Çağında Bilim, Etik ve Doğa Sevgisi) ” on March 22, 2021. 

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Pınar Demircan ve Ümit Şahin with "Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?"

Pınar Demircan and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 53rd episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Fukuşima'nın 10.Yılında: Nükleer Enerji İklim Değişikliğine Çözüm Olabilir mi?" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Climate Cafe Talks 14 - Assessing the Developmentalism in Turkey on Food-Agriculture Axis

The fourteenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Fikret Adaman’s talk on "Assessing the Developmentalism in Turkey on Food-Agriculture Axis" on February 10, 2021. 

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Ümit Şahin, Fikret Adaman, Atila Eralp, Ayşe Köse Badur, Gökçe Uysal and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı

Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Ümit Şahin, Fikret Adaman, Atila Eralp, Ayşe Köse Badur, Gökçe Uysal and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 42nd episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "2020'de Ne Yaptık? 2021'den Ne Bekliyoruz?" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Salgın ve Toplum - "Paris Anlaşması'nın 5. Yılında COVID-19 Pandemisi ve İklim Krizi"

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - "Paris Anlaşması'nın 5. Yılında COVID-19 Pandemisi ve İklim Krizi" with the participation of Sinan Erensü, Hande Paker, Gökşen Şahin and Ümit Şahin on December 22.

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Climate Cafe Talks 13 - Enerjiyi Toplumsallaştırmak: Kuram ve Uygulamada Enerji Demokrasisi

The thirteenth of the Climate Café Talks series took place with 2019/20 Mercator IPC Fellow Sinan Erensü’s talk on "Enerjiyi Toplumsallaştırmak: Kuram ve Uygulamada Enerji Demokrasisi" on December 16, 2020.

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fikret Adaman and Ümit Şahin

Fikret Adaman and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 38th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Türkiye'de İklim Krizi Algısı ve Olası Çıkışlar" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Pierre Gosselin and Ümit Şahin

Pierre Gosselin and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 36th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Battling Heatwaves in Hospitals and the Community" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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Nature and Climate Talks 9 - "Rethinking the Future of the Planet: Ecological Citizenship and Information Infrastructures"

The ninth of the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Cansu Dedeoğlu and Çağdaş Dedeoğlu’s talk on “Rethinking the Future of the Planet: Ecological Citizenship and Information Infrastructures (Gezegenin Geleceğini Yeniden Düşünmek: Ekolojik Vatandaşlık ve Enformasyon Altyapıları) ” on November 18, 2020.

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Ümit Şahin and Bengisu Özen

Ümit Şahin and Bengisu Özen were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 31st episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "İklim Değişikliği ile Mücadelenin Yan Faydaları: İstihdam ve Sanayi Gelişimi" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fuat Keyman and Ümit Şahin

Fuat Keyman and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Pelin Oğuz at the 27th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program  organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope. 

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye” with Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, and Ümit Şahin

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Battling Heatwaves in Hospitals and the Community, Now and in the Future

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Battling Heatwaves in Hospitals and the Community, Now and in the Future

The Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized the webinar “Battling Heatwaves in Hospitals and the Community, Now and in the Future” with the participation of Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow Pierre Gosselin and Climate Change Cluster Coordinator Ümit Şahin on July 27.

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“Salgın ve Toplum” Webinar Series: “Pandemi Döneminde İklim Değişikliği ve Gıda Güvencesi”

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - “Pandemi Döneminde İklim Değişikliği ve Gıda Güvencesi” with the participation of Fikret Adaman, Hilal Elver, Ümit Şahin and Zafer Yenal on July 13.

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“Salgın ve Toplum” Webinar Series: “Sıcak Dalgaları ve Kutuplaşan Dünyada İklim Hareketinin Geleceği”

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - “Sıcak Dalgaları ve Kutuplaşan Dünyada İklim Hareketinin Geleceği” with the participation of Levent Kurnaz, Ömer Madra, Senem Aydın-Düzgit and Ümit Şahin on July 6.

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“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye” with Ümit Şahin and Ender Peker

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Climate Café Talks 12 – Access to Water from the Perspective of COVID-19 and Policy Recommendations

The twelfth in the Climate Café Talks series took place with 2019/20 Mercator IPC Fellow Akgün İlhan’s talk on “Access to Water from the Perspective of COVID-19 and Policy Recommendations (COVID-19 Penceresinden Suya Erişim Meselesi ve Çözüm Önerileri)” on June 17, 2020.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye" with Değer Saygın and Ümit Şahin

Değer Saygın and Ümit Şahin were hosted by Murat Aksoy at the 17th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Korona Döneminde İklim Değişikliği ve Enerji Dönüşümü" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

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"Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: "Salgın Döneminde İklim, Enerji, Gıda ve Su"

IPC organized the webinar Salgın ve Toplum - "Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: "Salgın Döneminde İklim, Enerji, Gıda ve Su" with the participation of Akgün İlhan, Barış Karapınar, Değer Saygın and Ümit Şahin on May 18.

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Nature and Climate Talks 8 – “Climate Change, Wildfires, and Biodiversity”

The eighth in the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Çağatay Tavşanoğlu’s talk on “Climate Change, Wildfires, and Biodiversity (İklim Değişikliği, Orman Yangınları ve Biyoçeşitlilik) ” on May 12, 2020.

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Climate Café Talks 11 – In Search of a Different Loss and Damage Politics: Urban Climate Justice and Istanbul

The eleventh in the Climate Café Talks series took place with Ethemcan Turhan’s talk on “In Search of a Different Loss and Damage Politics: Urban Climate Justice and Istanbul (Başka Bir Kayıp ve Zarar Siyasetini Aramak: Kentsel İklim Adaleti ve İstanbul)” on April 22, 2020.

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"Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: First Panel

IPC organized first  panel of the "Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series with the participation of Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Evren Balta, Fuat Keyman and Ümit Şahin on April 13.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye" with Ümit Şahin and Selim Badur

Ümit Şahin and Selim Badur were hosted by Murat Aksoy at the 8th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "Koronavirüs Salgını ve İklim Değişikliği" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?" with Ümit Şahin

Ümit Şahin was hosted by Murat Aksoy at the 6th episode of “Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” program titled "İklim Krizi" organized by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in cooperation with Medyascope.

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Climate Café Talks 10 – Studying Turkey's Energy Policies in Light of Social Sciences

The tenth in the Climate Café Talks series took place with Begüm Özkaynak’s talk on “Studying Turkey's Energy Policies in Light of Social Sciences (Türkiye’nin Enerji Politikalarını Sosyal Bilimler Işığında Okumak)” on February 12, 2020 at IPC Karaköy.

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Nature and Climate Talks 7 – “Global Climate Change and Anatolian Biogeography: Understanding the Past, Projecting the Future”

The seventh in the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Hakan Gür’s talk on “Global Climate Change and Anatolian Biogeography: Understanding the Past, Projecting the Future (Küresel İklim Değişiklikleri ve Anadolu Biyocoğrafyası: Geçmişi Anlamak ve Geleceği Öngörmek) ” on March 4, 2020 at IPC Karaköy.  

Nature and Climate Talks 6 – “The Impact of Climate Change on Birds”

The sixth in the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Kiraz Erciyas Yavuz’s talk on “The Impact of Climate Change on Birds (Değişen İklimin Kuşlara Etkisi) ” on January 14, 2020 at IPC Karaköy.

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Political Ecology of the Agricultural Transformation in Turkey within the Context of Climate Change

The Istanbul Policy Center–Sabancı University–Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized the conference “Political Ecology of the Agricultural Transformation in Turkey within the Context of Climate Change (İklim Değişikliği Bağlamında Türkiye’de Tarımın Dönüşümünün Politik Ekolojisi)” on January 6, 2020 at IPC Karaköy. The conference was followed by a roundtable meeting on January 7, 2020 at IPC Karaköy.

2019 Madrid Climate Summit – Impressions from COP25

The Initiative convened the panel titled “2019 Madrid Climate Summit – Impressions from COP25” with the participation of Climate Change Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin, 2019/20 Mercator-IPC Fellow Sinan Erensü, and Semra Cerit Mazlum from Marmara University, on December 19, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

COBENFITS Istanbul Conference: “Mobilizing the Social and Economic Co-Benefits of Renewable Energy in Turkey”

IPC and IASS co-organized the COBENEFITS Istanbul Conference on November 13, 2019 at IPC Karaköy to share the first findings of the COBENEFITS Studies conducted within the international “COBENEFITS: Mobilizing the Social and Economic Co-Benefits of Renewable Energy” project. The conference was followed with a roundtable meeting on the issue on November 14, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

Nature and Climate Talks 5 – Land Ethics and Ecological Citizenship in the Age of Climate Change

The fifth in the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Ufuk Özdağ’s talk on “Land Ethics and Ecological Citizenship in the Age of Climate Change (İklim Krizi Çağında Toprak Etiği ve Ekolojik Vatandaşlık)” on November 4, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

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Right to a Future Conference: Rights-Based Climate Action

“Right to Future Conference: Rights-Based Climate Action” was organized on October 31, 2019 at IPC Karaköy to introduce the Right to Future Program, initiated by IPC and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute at Lund University. The keynote speech of the event was delivered by Matthew Scott from Raoul Wallenberg Institute at Lund University.

Methods and Tools for the Assessment of Co-benefits of Renewable Energy

Pınar Ertör-Akyazı co-organized face-to-face training on “Methods and Tools for the Assessment of Co-benefits of Renewable Energy,” in collaboration with RENAC (The Renewables Academy), within the IASS-IPC COBENEFITS Project on October 8-9, 2019 in Ankara.

Climate Café Talks 9 – On the Trail of Energy Justice: Understanding the Opposition against Wind Energy in Turkey

As the ninth event in the Climate Café Talks series, Cem İskender Aydın’s talk on “On the Trail of Energy Justice: Understanding the Opposition against Wind Energy in Turkey (Enerji Adaletinin İzinde: Türkiye'de Rüzgâr Enerjisi Karşıtı Muhalefeti Anlamak)” took place on October 2, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

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Heatwaves: Increasing Threat with Climate Change and Heat-Health Action Plans

The launch event and assessment meeting for Climate Change Studies Coordinator and Public Health Expert Ümit Şahin’s new report Heatwaves: Increasing Threat With Climate Change and Heat-Health Action Plans took place on July 2, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

Nature Conservation and Protection of Biodiversity Subject to Climate Change Impacts

Climate Studies Coordinator and Senior Scholar Ümit Şahin and 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Fellow Pınar Ertör Akyazı convened a roundtable meeting titled “Nature conservation and protection of biodiversity subject to climate change impacts” on June 25, 2019 in Ankara

Nature and Climate Talks 4 – The History of Environmental (Non-) Conservation

The fourth in the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with Prof. Nesrin Algan’s talk on “The History of Environmental (Non-) Conservation (Türkiye'de Çevre Koruma(ma)nın Tarihi)” on May 28, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

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Should We Rely on Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies?: The Critical Role of Energy Cost and Scalability

The IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized the panel titled “Should We Rely on Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies?: The Critical Role of Energy Cost and Scalability” with Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment Research Fellow Oytun Babacan and Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin on May 16, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

Climate Café Talks 8 – An Urban Development Problem: Providing Urban Thermal Comfort

As the eighth event in the Climate Café Talks series, 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ender Peker’s talk on “An Urban Development Problem: Providing Urban Thermal Comfort (Bir Şehircilik Problemi: Kentsel Termal Konforu Sağlamak)” took place on May 8, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

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Nature and Climate Talks 3 – Our Changing World: Through the Bird's Eye

The third in the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with expert ecologist and bird watcher Kerem Ali Boyla’s talk on “Our Changing World: Through the Bird’s Eye (Kuş Bakışı Değişen Dünya)” on April 3, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

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Climate Café Talks 7 – Global Climate Change and Emissions Trade: Suggestions for a Green Economy Design

As the seventh event in the Climate Café Talks series, Ayşe Uyduranoğlu’s talk on “Global Climate Change and Emissions Trade: Suggestions for a Green Economy Design (Küresel İklim Değişikliği ve Emisyon Ticareti: Yeşil Ekonomi Tasarımına Önermeler)” took place on March 6, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

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Nature and Climate Talks 2 – The Future of Anthropocene: Genes, Species, and Ecosystems during Climate Change

The second in the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with nature scientist Emrah Çoraman’s talk on “The Future of Anthropocene: Genes, Species, and Ecosystems During Climate Change (Antroposen'in Geleceği: İklim Değişirken Genler, Türler, Ekosistemler)” on February 18, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

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EU-Turkey Energy and Climate Dialogues

Bruegel and the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized the panel discussion titled “EU-Turkey Energy and Climate Dialogues” on January 17, 2019 at IPC Karaköy. The event was based on the paper “What is the cost of capital for wind energy investments in Turkey?” written by Gustav Fredriksson, Simone Tagliapietra, and Georg Zachmann.

Climate Café Talks 6 – Does Economic Growth Bring Happiness? The Economy of Happiness

As the sixth event in the Climate Café Talks series, Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı’s talk on “Does Economic Growth Bring Happiness? The Economy of Happiness (Ekonomik Büyüme Mutluluk Getiriyor mu? Mutlu Olmanın Ekonomisi)” took place on January 9, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

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2018 Katowice Climate Summit – Impressions from COP24

The Initiative convened the panel titled “2018 Katowice Climate Summit – Impressions from COP24,” with the participation of Climate Change Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin, 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellow Cem İskender Aydın, 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Fellow Pınar Ertör-Akyazı, and Semra Cerit Mazlum from Marmara University on December 18, 2018 at IPC Karaköy.

COP24 Katowice – Mobilizing the Social and Economic Co-Benefits of Renewable Energy

“Mobilizing the Social and Economic Co-Benefits of Renewable Energy: Turkey & Emerging Economies” side event was convened on December 10, 2018 in the Turkey Pavilion at COP 24 Katowice, Poland

COP24 Katowice – Opportunities of Energy Transition in an Emerging Economy

SHURA Energy Transition Centre held a panel titled “Opportunities of Energy Transition in an Emerging Economy” as a side event on December 6, 2018 in the Turkey Pavilion at COP 24 Katowice, Poland.

Nature and Climate Talks 1 – From Bird Paradise to Biosphere: Years with Nature

The first in the Nature and Climate Talks series took place with nature conservationist Tansu Gürpınar’s talk on “From Bird Paradise to Biosphere: Years with Nature (Kuş Cenneti'nden Biyosfere: Doğayla Geçen Yıllar)” on November 20, 2018 at IPC Karaköy.

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Climate Café Talks 5 – The Science of the Human Sources of Climate Change: A Historical Perspective

As the fifth event in the Climate Café Talks series, Prof. Dr. H. Nüzhet Dalfes’ talk on “The Science of the Human Sources of Climate Change: A Historical Perspective (İnsan Kökenli İklim Değişikliğinin Bilimi: Tarihsel bir Bakış)” took place on October 3, 2018 at IPC Karaköy.

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Climate Café Talks 4 – Behavioral Economics Experiments for Climate Change and the Commons

As the fourth event in the Climate Café Talks series, 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Fellow Pınar Ertör Akyazı’s talk on “Behavioral Economics Experiments for Climate Change and Commons (İklim Değişikliği ve Müşterekler İçin Davranışsal İktisat Deneyleri)” took place on June 6, 2018 at IPC Karaköy.

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Carbon Pricing: Carbon Tax and Emissions Trade

The fourth Climate Policies Roundtable titled “Carbon Pricing: Carbon Tax and Emissions Trade (Karbon Fiyatlandırma: Karbon Vergisi ve Emisyon Ticareti)” was held at IPC Karaköy on April 18, 2018, with Climate Studies Coordinator and Senior Scholar Ümit Şahin and 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Fellow Pınar Ertör Akyazı as facilitators.

Climate Café Talks 3 – Climate Movements in Turkey and the World

As the third event in the Climate Café Talks series, 2016/17 Mercator-IPC Fellow Hande Paker and Baran Alp Uncu’s talks on “Climate Movements in Turkey and the World (Türkiye ve Dünyada İklim Hareketleri)” took place on April 4, 2018 at IPC Karaköy.

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Carbon Lock-In in Turkey: A Comparative Perspective of Low-Carbon Transition with Germany and Poland

The report launch for IPC Senior Scholar and Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin’s report Carbon Lock-In in Turkey: A Comparative Perspective of Low-Carbon Transition with Germany and Poland (Türkiye'de Karbon Kilitlenmesi: Düşük Karbona Geçişte Almanya ve Polonya ile Karşılaştırmalı Bir Perspektif) was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at IPC Karaköy.

2017 Bonn Climate Summit – Impressions from COP23

The Initiative convened a panel titled “2017 Bonn Climate Summit – Impressions from COP23” on November 28, 2017 at IPC. Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin, 2017/18 MercatorIPC Fellows Pınar Ertör Akyazı and Barış Karapınar, 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ethemcan Turhan, and Marmara University Department of Political Science and International Relations Faculty Member Semra Cerit Mazlum shared their general observations on the summit, as well as Turkey’s official position on the climate change regime, with academics, civil society representatives, and journalists in this field.

How to Escape Carbon Lock-in: The Case of Turkey in the Context of the Developing World

The side event titled “How to Escape Carbon Lock-in: The Case of Turkey in the Context of the Developing World” was organized on November 15, 2017 at the Bonn Climate Change Conference (COP23).

Just Energy Transition in Economies: Opportunities & Challenges for Disruptive Changes in Energy Markets

The side event titled “Just Energy Transition in Economies: Opportunities & Challenges for Disruptive Changes in Energy Markets” was organized in cooperation with the World Wildlife Foundation on November 10 in the Turkey Pavilion at Zone Bonn.

Green Economy Policies for Climate

IPC, Green Thought Association, and Green Europe Foundation convened a conference on June 1, 2017 at IPC, Karaköy, to introduce the end report of the Green Climate Green Economy project, titled “Green Economy Policies for Climate.” 

Reducing Emissions from the Road Transport Sector in Turkey: The Role of Restructured Vehicle Taxes and Congestion Pricing

The Initiative convened a panel titled “Reducing Emissions from the Road Transport Sector in Turkey: The Role of Restructured Vehicle Taxes and Congestion Pricing” on February 17, 2017 at IPC. The panel was moderated by Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin, while Associate Professor at Istanbul Bilgi University Ayşe Uyduranoğlu and 2015/16 Mercator-IPC Fellow and Managing Director at the International Council on Clean Transportation Peter Mock participated as panelists.

2016 Climate Summit in Marrakech – Observations from COP22

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative convened a panel titled “2016 Climate Summit in Marrakech – Observations from COP22,” on November 21, 2016 at IPC. Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin, 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ethemcan Turhan, 2016/17 Mercator-IPC Fellow Sarah Nash, and Marmara University Department of Political Science and International Relations Faculty Member Semra Cerit Mazlum shared their general observations on the summit, as well as Turkey’s official position on the climate change regime, with academics, civil society representatives, and journalists in this field.

Roundtable Meeting on Climate Policies of Turkey (3) Climate Adaptation Policies in Turkey

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative convened the second gathering of Roundtable Meetings on Climate Policies of Turkey titled “Climate Adaptation Policies in Turkey” on October 31, 2016 at Bilkent University in Ankara. The discussion was facilitated by IPC Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin.

Climate-friendly Land Usage and Green Economy Workshop

IPC, Green Thought Foundation, and Green Europe Foundation co-organized a workshop titled “Climate-friendly Land Usage and Green Economy Workshop,” which convened on October 27, 2016 at IPC. 

Climate-friendly Energy and Green Economy

IPC, Green Thought Foundation, and Green Europe Foundation’s workshop titled “Climate-friendly Energy and Green Economy” was held on September 8, 2016 at IPC.

Climate-friendly Cities and Green Economy

IPC, Green Thought Foundation, and Green Europe Foundation organized a workshop titled “Climate-friendly Cities and Green Economy (İklim Dostu Kentler ve Yeşil Ekonomi)” on June 27, 2016 at IPC.

Roundtable Meeting on Climate Policies of Turkey (2) Financing of Climate Policies of Turkey after Paris Climate Conference

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative convened the second gathering of Roundtable Meetings on Climate Policies of Turkey titled “Financing of Climate Policies of Turkey after Paris Climate Conference (COP21)” on May 31, 2016 at IPC. 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.

2015 Paris Climate Summit – Observations from COP21

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized a panel titled “2015 Paris Climate Summit- Observations from COP21″ on December 15, 2015 at IPC. IPC Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin, 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ethemcan Turhan, 2015/16 Mercator-IPC Fellow Hande Paker and CDP Turkey Project Manager Mirhan Köroğlu Göğüş analyzed Turkey’s official position, the negotiation process and Paris Agreement at COP21. 

Press Conference: Coal in Turkey's Energy Future

Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin and Mercator-IPC Fellow Ethemcan Turhan organized a press conference titled “Coal in Turkey’s Energy Future” in Paris on December 9, 2015. The event took place within the framework of COP21 meetings in Paris.

Istanbul Climate Forum

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative took part at Istanbul Climate Forum (İstanbul İklim Forumu) which was held on November 12-13, 2015 at Boğaziçi University, Garanti Cultural Center.

Coal Report: Turkey's Coal Policies Related to Climate Change, Economy and Health

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative organized a launch meeting for Coal Report: Turkey’s Coal Policies Related to Climate Change, Economy and Health by Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin,  Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı (İTÜ), Sevil Acar (İstanbul Kemerburgaz University), Ali Osman Karababa (Ege University), Levent Kurnaz (Boğaziçi University) ve Pınar Gedikkaya Bal (Beykent University) on November 11, 2015  at IPC.

Low Carbon Development Pathway and Priorities for Turkey

Conference on “Low Carbon Development Pathway and Priorities for Turkey (Türkiye İçin Düşük Karbonlu Kalkınma Yolları ve Öncelikleri)” was held with the participation of Senior Scholar Ümit Şahin, Erinç Yeldan (Bilkent University) and Mustafa Özgür Berke (WWF) on October 22, 2015 in Ankara.

Chernobyl Action Events

Chernobyl Action Meeeting was held on April 14, 2015.

Rountable Meetings on Climate Policies of Turkey (1) Mitigation Policies and International Negotiations

IPC Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin convened the “Rountable Meetings on Climate Policies of Turkey (1) Reduction Policies and International Negotiations (Türkiye’nin İklim Politikaları Yuvarlak Masa Toplantıları (1) Azaltım Politikaları Ve Uluslararası Müzakereler) on March 12, 2015 at IPC.

Mapping Climate Change Policies Actors in Turkey

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative convened a report launch event for Ümit Şahin’s report titled “Mapping Climate Change Policies Actors in Turkey” on December 18, 2014 at IPC.

Recent Developments in Climate Change

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative convened a panel discussion titled “Recent Developments in Climate Change” on October 7, 2013 with the participation of Murat Türkeş, Mercator-IPC Fellow Levent Kurnaz, Mercator-IPC Fellow Ömer Lütfi Şen, Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Ömer Madra as speakers and Climate Studies Coordinator Ümit Şahin as a moderator.