The 2024-2030 Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy and Action Plans are published

Following the ratification of the Paris Agreement in 2021, an important milestone in the global fight against climate change, along with the announcement of the 2053 Net Zero Emission target, Türkiye's national climate action gained significant momentum.

28 March 2024

In 2015, in the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, the 21% emission reduction target set according to the business as usual scenario was increased to 41% and Türkiye's First Updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) was submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat on April 2023.

Given the completion of the implementation period of the 2011-2023 Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan prepared by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, preparations for a new strategy and action plan have initiated, in line with the 2053 Net Zero Emission Target, 12th Development Plan, Medium Term Program, NDC and Climate Summit Decisions. To realize the announced NDC targets, two separate strategy and action plans for the period of 2024-2030 were prepared under the coordination of the Directorate of Climate Change setting out Türkiye's road maps on climate change mitigation and adaptation. These documents aim to establish shared objectives for tackling climate change and to build a sustainable future together.

2024-2030 Climate Change Mitigation Strategy and Action Plan (CCMSAP) and the 2024-2030 Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (CCASAP) were carried out simultaneously. Hundreds of meetings were held with thousands of participants including representatives and experts from public institutions, private sector and non-governmental organizations during the preparations that lasted for nearly 2 years.

Within the scope of CCMSAP, a needs analysis was conducted on Türkiye's climate change policies, strategies, plans and measures for GHG emission mitigation. Sectoral mitigation strategies and actions were identified with the participation of stakeholders. Within the scope of the Plan, 49 strategies and 260 actions were prepared focusing on cross-cutting issues  "industry, energy, buildings, transportation, agriculture, waste and LULUCF (Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry) as well as just transition and carbon pricing.

Within the scope of CCASAP, To analyze the climate risks expected in the future, country-specific climate change projections were used and the results were evaluated. Vulnerability and risk analyses were conducted for each sector separately on a national scale based on these results. A total of 40 strategies and 129 actions were identified for agriculture and food security, biodiversity and ecosystem services, water resources management, tourism and cultural heritage, industry, urban areas, social development, public health, transportation and communication, energy, disaster risk reduction and cross-cutting issues.

The Strategy and Action Plans are a milestone in Türkiye's fight against climate change and require strong collaboration between the public sector, private sector, civil society and individuals.

It is essential that the implementation of both the strategy and action plans is transparent and effective. Progress will be monitored through online monitoring systems based on indicators. These monitoring systems will be integrated into the Climate Portal. The Directorate of Climate Change will prepare annual monitoring and evaluation reports for the plans and ensure that the process is evaluated.

You can access the plans from the following link:

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