Presidency’s Directorate of Communications will hold a panel titled “Türkiye’s Green Development Strategy: An Inclusive, Sustainable and Humanitarian Vision” in Glasgow, Scotland.
The panel, which will take place on November 3 as part of the events of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), will address climate change, green development, climate crisis, sustainable development, zero waste, environmental protection, responsible production and consumption, the agenda of the COP26, environment-centred policies and Türkiye’s green development goals.
Faculty Member Prof. Oktay Tanrısever from Middle East Technical University, Assoc. Prof. Kılıç Buğra Kanat, Research Director at the SETA Foundation in Washington DC, and Associate Fellow Karim Elgendy from Chatham House Environment and Society Program will speak on the panel, which will be moderated by TRT World Anchor Selina Downes.
"We will take decisive steps to become a leading country"
During his remarks regarding the panel, Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun stated that the events to be held by the Presidency’s Directorate of Communications in Glasgow as part of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change would bring forward Türkiye’s green development strategy as well as its inclusive, sustainable and humanitarian vision on climate change in the presence all countries.
Emphasizing that they have taken and will continue to take significant actions to address climate change, as they do with all international issues, Altun said, "We will take decisive steps to become a leading country in this field. As emphasized by our President in every field, we will also be on the side of the oppressed in the fight against climate change and the implementation of our green development strategy.”
Director of Communications Altun noted that the green development initiative, initiated under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s leadership, was accelerated with the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Altun stated that the private sector has also accelerated its efforts in this field, indicating that all state institutions have already begun drafting action plans as Türkiye has committed to achieving a "net-zero emission" target by 2053.
Recalling that they have prepared and released a book on "Türkiye's Green Development Initiative," whose introduction was penned by President Erdoğan himself, Director of Communications Altun stated, "Our book has been made available to our citizens on the Directorate of Communications' website. During their meeting in Rome, our President presented US President Biden with a copy of this book, which details Türkiye's 'Green Development Initiative.' We invite all of our citizens to visit the Directorate of Communications' website to learn more about our country's "Green Development Initiative" and to provide their contributions through CIMER."