Paris Climate Agreement comes into effect in Turkey

The Paris Climate Agreement to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees at the end of the century has entered into force in Turkey on Nov. 10.

The Agreement creates the legal environment that will ensure regulation in policies and laws in line with the goal of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees. Within this framework, Turkey will update its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the means by which each country every five years shows efforts to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Under the legally binding agreement, Turkey, which had previously committed to reducing its emissions from a 21% increase by 2030, plans to update its NDCs containing emission reduction targets for energy, waste, transportation, buildings and agricultural sectors as a first step and submit it to the U.N. Secretariat.

It is expected that a roadmap will be created for the country's target of achieving net zero emissions by 2053.

Turkey's process in accepting Paris Agreement

In September this year, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that Turkey would become a party to the Paris Agreement at his speech at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly. On Oct. 6, the Turkish Grand National Assembly approved the Paris Agreement.

Following the publication on the ratification of the agreement in Turkey's Official Gazette on Oct. 7, the agreement was reported to the U.N. Secretariat on Oct. 11.

As of Nov. 10, the 30th day after the approval notification to the U.N. Secretariat, the agreement comes into effect, confirming Turkey as the 192nd country to be a party to the agreement.

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