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08 FEB 2022 / Author: Ecem Diker
UNDP Support for the 2053 Net Zero!

With the Paris Agreement signed by Turkey in 2021 and its commitment to reach Net Zero by 2053, studies have started to be carried out in many areas and various policies have been followed.

The Paris Agreement, which was signed in 2015 and entered into force in 2016, is an agreement that provides climate change mitigation, environmental adaptation and financing within the scope of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

For more information about Paris Agreement signed by our country, you can read our blog.

A step to support these efforts was taken by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The two institutions will work together to prepare a long-term climate change strategy and action plan as a part of this step.

As a result of this work, it is required to submit the National Declarations of Contributions (NDC), which numerically specifies commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement. Consequently, the countries will meet in Cairo in 2022 to present more sensible and ambitious NDCs.

National contribution declarations are non-binding goals that countries set by themselves within the framework of their national conditions. Our country will set targets to reduce emissions in the fields of energy, waste, transportation, buildings and agriculture in its declaration within this scope.

The new planning, which will be completed by the end of 2022, will include industry-specific targets, strategies and action plans across the economy. Together with the National Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan, this planning will play a key role in Turkey's transition to low-carbon development and its climate-resistant future.