Directorate of Climate Change

Directorate of Climate Change (DCC) was established as an affiliated institution of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change with Presidential Decree No. 85 dated October 29, 2021.

It is responsible for determining policies, strategies, and actions at the national and international level, conducting negotiation processes, and ensuring coordination with institutions and organizations within the scope of Türkiye's climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

In line with Türkiye's 2053 net zero emission and green development goals, it is in charge of carrying out all kinds of work necessary for adaptation and mitigation and raising awareness of climate change with a human and nature-friendly approach to all segments of society.

In this context, the duties and authorities of the Climate Change Presidency are as follows:

  • To carry out studies on the determination of plans, policies, and strategies by taking measures related to global climate change and depletion of the ozone layer.
  • To monitor, control and report the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change on a national scale, to carry out sectoral policy determination studies on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and to make the necessary legislative arrangements.
  • To follow the international negotiation processes on climate change.
  • To prepare or have prepared reports that our country is obliged to fulfill within the scope of international organizations and conventions.
  • In line with the net zero emission target and the principle of circular economy, determine the policies for combating climate change and green development, prepare strategies and action plans, and present them to the Coordination Board.
  • To carry out studies to determine national, local, and sectoral climate change adaptation needs, to monitor, evaluate and report action plans in this area.
  • To carry out modeling and risk assessment studies to determine the effects of climate change, to prepare or have risk maps prepared.
  • To determine the procedures and principles regarding the monitoring, reporting, and verification of greenhouse gas emissions at the facility, activity, or sector level, and to implement the necessary inspections and sanctions.
  • To carry out studies on marketbased mechanisms and economic instruments, especially the Emissions Trading System, to determine the procedures and principles, and to implement the necessary inspections and sanctions.
  • To manage the revenues to be obtained from the Emissions Trading System, the greenhouse gas monitoring reporting and verification system, and other carbon pricing tools.
  • To search for national and international financial resources required for combating climate change and green development, to work towards the benefit of relevant stakeholders, and to build capacity, to develop, implement and monitor incentive mechanisms and grant programs.
  • To research technologies and innovative solutions to climate change, coordinate with national and international organizations working in this context, carry out conceptual studies, and prepare guides and guidance documents.
  • To carry out the national coordination, monitoring, and reporting of the works carried out within the scope of the climate platform and related online monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • To carry out studies for the harmonization of the European Union acquis, which is in its field of duty, to carry out, coordinate, and monitor the projects within this framework.
  • To prepare and implement national and international projects within the scope of combating climate change.
  • To carry out training, capacity, and awarenessbuilding activities to raise public awareness in the field of climate change.