Climate Change and Air Management Coordination Board (Turkey)

The Climate Change and Air Management Coordination Board (Turkish: İklim Değişikliği ve Hava Yönetimi Koordinasyon Kurulu) is a government agency of the Republic of Turkey, responsible for coordinating policy against air pollution in Turkey and climate change in Turkey; board meetings are chaired by the Minister of Environment and Urban Planning.[1]

Climate Change and Air Management Coordination Board
İklim Değişikliği ve Hava Yönetimi Koordinasyon Kurulu
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Turkey
HeadquartersAnkara
Websiteiklim.csb.gov.tr/teskilat-yapisi-i-4368

Climate changeEdit

In 2018 a report outlining carbon market policy options for Turkey was submitted to the board.[2]

CriticismEdit

 
Renewable energy reduces health costs in Turkey

As of 2019 the Health Ministry is not actively involved in the permitting of industrial facilities, such as coal-fired power stations, which cause deaths due to air pollution.[3]

Despite the Energy Ministry being represented on the board, in 2018 the European Commission criticised the lack of co-ordination between the climate change policy and energy policy of Turkey.[4] As of February 2019 energy policy still included mining more coal[5] and subsidizing coal-fired power stations.[6] As of 2022 the board's decisions are not binding.[7]

Although the Health and Agriculture Ministries coordinate with each other there is no formal agreement between Health and Energy or Transport as of 2022.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "İkli̇m Deği̇şi̇kli̇ği̇ Ve Hava Yöneti̇mi̇ Koordi̇nasyon Kurulu Çalişma Usul Ve Esaslari Hakkinda Yönerge" (PDF). Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning (Turkey). Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Turkey". International Carbon Action Partnership. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  3. ^ Hava Kirliliği ve Sağlık Etkileri KARA RAPOR (PDF). 11 May 2019. p. 56. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  4. ^ Turkey 2018 Report p92, European Commission, 17 April 2018
  5. ^ "Coal". Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (Turkey). Archived from the original on 17 September 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. ^ "TEAİŞ, 2019 Yılı Şubat Ayı Kapasite Mekanizması Ödeme Listesini Açıkladı". Enerji Portalı. 1 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Turkey ramps up efforts to reach 2053 climate goal - Turkey News". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 2022-01-04.
  8. ^ "Health and climate change: country profile 2022: Turkey - Turkey | ReliefWeb". reliefweb.int. Retrieved 2022-06-04.