Turkey’s parliament has unanimously voted to ratify the Paris Agreement ahead of the UNFCCC COP26 climate conference. President Ergodan announced the country’s intention to ratify the Paris Agreement along with a 2053 net zero target last month at the UNGA, and this ratification marks a major shift in Turkey’s climate policy, effectively ruling out any significant long-term future for coal.
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It has been five years since the UN Paris Climate Agreement, and in that short time, half of Europe’s coal plants have closed, or have announced pre-2030 closure plans. 2030 is now the key date for coal in Europe and the OECD, as it’s the latest possible moment these countries can close their coal plants and still meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Three coal power plant projects accounting for ten percent of Turkey’s planned coal pipeline have been scrapped.
China’s commitment to ending support for new coal overseas, and Turkey’s announcement at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday that it intends to ratify the UN Paris climate agreement are a critical blow for coal power in Europe.
Akbelen is the last patch of forest in İkizköy, a village in Muğla, Turkey, and it is currently threatened by the expansion of yet another coal mine.
Turkey needs to decide between a just coal transition keep its coal plants on life support; wasting money and forcing more communities out of their homes.
EÜAŞ (Electricity Generation Company) founded in 2001. This briefing summarises the electricty production of EÜAŞ in Turkey.
The EU and China have to live up to their responsibilities on climate change and use every opportunity to support […]
Turkey is rapidly expanding coal burning throughout the country, and its people and paying the price.