Climate Change Strategy 2010-2020

The Strategy sketches Turkey’s vision in addressing multiple aspects of climate change, and serves as a basis for the National Climate Change Action Plan 2011-2023.

The Strategy puts forth a set of policies to address those in the short-, medium-, and long term for reduction of emissions from the following sectors: energy, industry, transportation, waste, LULUCF.

It calls for increasing of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy, gradually moving to low- and zero-carbon emissions and the reduction of energy intensity by 2020 to 2004 levels, 30% share of renewables in electricity by 2023, and a reduction of 7% of emissions from electricity by 2020 against a BAU scenario.

The strategy also addresses the need to develop policy on climate change adaptation.

The Strategy further lays out a way forward for technology development and transfer, institutional infrastructure building and monitoring.

 

 

 

Quantified targets

600 MW of geothermal electricity generation capacity by 2023

Energy | Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Base year: N/A

20,000 MW of wind electricity generation capacity by 2023

Energy | Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Base year: N/A

Full utilisation of technical and economic hydroelectric potential by 2023

Energy | Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Base year: N/A

30% share of renewable energy in total electricity generation by 2023

Energy | Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Base year: N/A

76% of municipal waste to be disposed at 104 new sanitary landfill facilities by 2012

Waste | Waste Management | Fixed Level Target | Base year: N/A

2.3 million hectares of land to be afforested and rehabilitated by 2012 against a 2008 baseline

LULUCF | Afforestation | Fixed Level Target | Base year: 2008

181.4 million tonnes of carbon to be absorbed by forest areas in addition to carbon absorbed by existing sinks by 2020 against a 2008 baseline

LULUCF | Preservation | Fixed Level Target | Base year: 2008

7% less GHG emissions than under the Reference Scenario by 2020

Energy | Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Base year: N/A

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