Turkey’s economy is characterised by a relatively low, albeit rapidly increasing environmental footprint. Compared to industrialised countries or other emerging market economies, Turkey has relatively low carbon emissions per unit of GDP. At the same time, emissions have increased much faster than in other OECD countries in recent decades. If policies can be enacted that promote greater resource efficiency and pollution abatement without jeopardising economic growth, Turkey could progress towards high income without a dramatic increase its environmental footprint. In this context, the overall objective of the project is “to reduce anthropogenic GHG emissions to contribute to the global efforts to mitigate climate change in line with the scientific evidence.” This objective will be achieved through the realisation of the following project purpose: “to increase national and local capacity to prepare for medium and long-term climate action towards climate resilient low-carbon development, which will gradually align with the EU climate policy and legislation by providing an analytical basis to support realisation of low carbon in the long-term, specifically focusing on cost effective climate change mitigation actions related to building, waste, transport and agriculture sectors of the National Climate Adaptation and Action Plan”.
Some Objectives include:
The expected overall results will be the following: