The Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, which is the National Focal Point on Climate Change, carries out the task of national coordination on issues related to climate change. In this context, before 2004, when Türkiye became a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), institutional structuring was carried out and the Climate Change Coordination Board (IDKK) was established with the Prime Ministry Circular No. 2001/2. The restructuring was deemed appropriate and it continued its activities under the name of the Climate Change and Air Management Coordination Board (IDHYKK). It is stated in the circular that the board will convene at least once a year, the working procedures and principles will be determined by the board, and the decisions taken will be implemented by the relevant institutions/organizations. In addition, it was stated that the secretariat services and coordination works of the board would be carried out by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. Again, in the circular, if required by the board; sub-committees, committees, advisory groups, temporary and permanent working groups can be formed and representatives of universities, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, and private sector as well as relevant public institutions and organizations can be invited to board meetings. It has been announced that they can take part in sub-committees, committees, and working groups. The Board consisted of fourteen members and these members consisted of various ministries, public institutions, and some non-governmental organizations.
In summary, the Climate Change and Weather Management Coordination Board (IDHYKK) constituted the national decision-making mechanism at the political level by gathering the relevant institutions and organizations.
The Current Situation
The name of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization was changed to the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change with Presidential Decree No. 85 on Amending Certain Presidential Decrees. In addition, with the same decree, IDHYKK was replaced by the Climate Change and Adaptation Coordination Board (IDUKK), and it was stated that climate change negotiations would be conducted by a Chief Negotiator (Relevant Deputy Minister). In addition, it was stated that the Secretariat services of the Coordination Board would be carried out by the Climate Change Presidency, which was established with the aforementioned Decree.
In the decree, the following statements are included: