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Turkey set to ratify Paris Agreement before COP26 climate summit

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October 6, 2021

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Turkey moved a step closer to finally ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change as the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs voted to approve the ratification bill. The bill is expected to pass parliament by the end of the month.

At a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in September, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the country intended to ratify the Paris Agreement before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which is due to be held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.

Turkey’s environment minister, Murat Kurum, has said Ankara plans to take a series of additional steps on the environment following the ratification of the Paris Agreement, and that it will demonstrate sincerity and determination in the fight against climate change at COP26.

The country’s “climate council” will be set up early in 2022

Kurum also said that Turkey will set up a “climate council” early next year, bringing together stakeholders and experts from all sectors of the economy to help plan how to reach net-zero emissions.

Work is under way on introducing an emissions trading system in Turkey

He also said that Turkey has prepared an action plan for the European Green Deal and that work is under way on introducing an emissions trading system and adopting a climate law.

Turkey’s goal is to reach net-zero emissions by 2053

By 2030, Turkey intends to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 21%, while its target for reaching net-zero emissions is 2053.

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