Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (Turkey)

The Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (Turkish: Çevre ve Şehircilik Bakanlığı) is a government ministry office of the Republic of Turkey, responsible for the environment, public works, and urban planning in Turkey. The ministry is headed by Murat Kurum.

Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation
Çevre ve Şehircilik Bakanlığı
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Headquarters of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation in Ankara, Turkey.
Agency overview
Formed29 June 2011
Preceding agencies
  • Ministry of Public Works (1920–1983)
  • Ministry of Development and Housing (1958–1983)
  • Ministry of Public Works and Housing (1983–2011)
TypeEnvironmental
HeadquartersAnkara
Agency executive
Websitewww.csb.gov.tr/en

HistoryEdit

The Ministry was formed in 1983 through the merger of the Ministry of Public Works (Turkish: Bayındırlık Bakanlığı, formed 3 May 1920) and the Ministry of Development and Housing (Turkish: İmar ve İskan Bakanlığı, formed 1958). The result was the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (Turkish: Bayındırlık ve İskan Bakanlığı), which was renamed to the current Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation on 29 June 2011.[1]

ResponsibilitiesEdit

The ministry is responsible for combating climate change in Turkey.[2] Despite the Energy Ministry being represented on the Climate Change and Air Management Coordination Board, in 2018 the European Commission criticised the lack of co-ordination between the climate change policy and energy policy of Turkey.[3] As of 2021 the chief climate change envoy is Mehmet Emin Birpınar, a Deputy Minister of Environment.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our History". Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  2. ^ "Turkey's Climate Change Policy, Legal and Institutional Framework" (PDF).
  3. ^ Turkey 2018 Report p92, European Commission, 17 April 2018
  4. ^ Birpınar, Mehmet Emin (2021-01-07). "New trend in transportation: Micromobility". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2021-01-28.