Türkiye Boosts Commitment for Reducing Emissions at COP27

Published on: 16 November 2022
by KnowESG

As countries gathered in Egypt for the COP27 Summit to renew their commitment to combating the effects of climate change, Türkiye rose to the occasion and revised its emission reduction plans.

In a new plan to help fight climate change, Türkiye has nearly doubled the key measure of its nationally determined contribution (NDC) goal to 41%, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.

Murat Kurum, Minister of Environment, Urban Planning, and Climate Change announced the update to Türkiye's 2030 ambitions to reporters in Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt, where he was attending the meeting. From a target of 21% reduction in carbon emissions, "we're committing nearly twice that," said Kurum, with a new target of 41% reduction.

Kurum added that Türkiye has formally filed its candidacy to host the COP31 United Nations climate summit in 2026.

In 2020, Türkiye's carbon dioxide emissions totalled 530 million tonnes, representing 1% of global emissions. The power industry was responsible for 24.1% of total emissions, while the manufacturing sector was responsible for 21.0%. Transportation accounted for 15.8%, buildings for 13.8%, and waste for 11.8%. The agriculture industry in Turkey was responsible for 9.3% of the country's emissions. The maritime, oil, and gas industries were responsible for the other 4.7%.

Source: Daily Sabah

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