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Turkey ratifies the Paris Agreement, dooming a dozen planned coal plants

October 7, 2021 2:30 pm Published by

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.

Europe’s coal phaseout: we’re halfway there

March 23, 2021 2:03 pm Published by

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.

Suffocating in Iskenderun Bay

September 26, 2017 1:45 pm Published by

Turkey is rapidly expanding coal burning throughout the country, and its people and paying the price.