|TITLE||TURKEY POLICY ON ADAPTATION
|AUTHORS||Erdem OZER (1)|Dr Chris HOLT (2)|
- University of Northampton, Northampton, England
|ABSTRACT||In this study climate change impacts in Turkey was assessed and potential barriers to adaptation was investigated. In order to do that both quantitative and qualitative data was collected. Primary data was obtained by application of a survey on key experts of climate change in Turkey and staff at Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. Results show the participants concern for climate change impacts on Turkey. Participants believe that Turkey is sensitive to climate change and sensitiveness is gradually increasing. Results also reveal the insufficiency of measures in Turkey for climate change.
Joining to UNFCCC in 2004 and ratification of Kyoto were the major steps for Turkey in terms of contribution to global efforts against climate change. Adoption of “National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan” in 2011 is a proactive response by government to climate change impacts on society and relevant sectors.
However, lack of coordination and corporation with international and national stakeholders, lack of capacity, financial constraints and lack of political will are threats for effective implementation of adopted policies and plans.|