Rethink ecosystems to mitigate natural disasters caused by climate change?

# 13/03/2017 à 15:34 Alperen ALTINTAS

Committee: Environmental Committee
Topic: Rethink ecosystems to mitigate natural disasters caused by climate change?

Taking into account the following agreements, reached on December 11 in Cancun, Mexico, at the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference represent key steps forward in capturing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to help developing nations protect themselves from climate impacts and build their own sustainable futures,

Reiterating its call on the parties to follow the objectives of Cancun Adaptation Framework (paras 11-35), including through international cooperation and coherent consideration of matters relating to adaptation under the Convention, taking into consideration the following clusters; Implementation, Support, Institutions, Principles and Stakeholder engagement,

Emphasizing the importance of “Strategy Monitoring and Steering Committee” established by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization to assess the implementation of the Action Plan,

1. Welcomes and supports the efforts by the Republic of Turkey to minimize the impacts of the natural disasters caused by climate change under the following titles;
a) Within the scope of National Strategy on Climate Change involving the period of 2010 /2020, Turkey will decides to enhance the capacity available in the field of clean energy by constructing more wind turbines in the districts of Agean and Marmara. Today’s wind power capacity of Turkey is about 3 GW and Turkish goverment has a target of increasing Turkey’s wind capacity 20 times by 2020;
b) Being one of the long-term aims of the Strategy on Energy Efficiency, the solar power plant, which will be constructed on a nearly 2,000-hectare area, will produce 1.7 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, which is enough to be used in 600,000 houses;

2. Calls upon member States to continue more investment in halt rise on climate change, including recycling, financing, enhancing capacity, more funding and creating national and international plans.

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