Paris Agreement and Private Sector Workshop was held in Istanbul on March 30, 2017 under the scope of Partnership for Market Readiness Project (PMR).

Mr. Muhammet ECEL, the General Director of Environmental Management, Mr. Adnan TAN, the Deputy General Director of Environmental Management, Ministry officials and representatives of private sector organizations attended the workshop organized under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin BİRPINAR, the Deputy Undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and Chief Negotiator of Climate Change. The Paris Agreement was evaluated regarding its implications for Turkey, and views on strengthening Turkey’s role in climate negotiations were shared in the workshop.

In his opening remarks, Mr. BiRPINAR stated that Paris Agreement was accepted unanimously by 195 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties held in Paris at the end of 2015 and this agreement served as the turning point in the fight against the global climate change. Mr. BİRPINAR, referring to the importance of the Paris Agreement, underlined that Turkey submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions in September 2015 and expressed its intention to reduce climate pollutants up to 21% by 2030. In this regard, he explained that this workshop was organized to meet with private sector representatives to evaluate the Paris Agreement.

Information on the activities conducted under the PMR Project was provided in the morning session of the workshop. At the same time, private sector representatives informed the participants on their  activities in the field of climate change.

In the afternoon session, participants shared their opinions on how to strengthen Turkey’s role in climate negotiations and the evaluation of the Paris Agreement from Turkey’s perspective, through group sessions and submitted their feedbacks after fruitful discussions.

Please find the workshop photos in the event album.

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