The Turkish parliament unanimously approved the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on Wednesday evening, October 6, following the confirmation of its president before the United Nations General Assembly last month, according to a parliamentary channel that broadcast the vote live.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the decision in New York at the end of September, making his country 191e To ratify this agreement, when adopted in 2016, the average temperature of the planet could be controlled to 2 C and, if possible, 1.5 C.
This approval was approved by the UN.
Turkey signed the Paris Agreement in 2016. It is also one of the last major greenhouse gas emitting countries to recognize the text. Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Ethiopia are still missing.
Mr Erdogan justified his departure by asking for better sharing of the burden, in order to reduce pollutant emissions so far. According to Ankara, efforts should be differentiated between industrialized countries, although one type belongs to Turkey.
150% emissions from 1990
Turkey’s net greenhouse gas emissions have increased by more than 150% since 1990, according to official Turkish figures.
But this summer the climate problem suddenly imposed itself on the country Extreme weather events, Wildfires along the Mediterranean coast and floods in the north have killed hundreds of lives and caused extensive damage.
Turkey has also been hit by a persistent drought, which is already forcing some producers to abandon their land and others to switch to new crops that require less water.
As Turkey officially plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 21% by 2030, security activists fear a move by Ankara to increase coal-based energy production.
Based on the current commitments of the member states of the Paris Agreement, The world is on a catastrophic + 2.7 C path, Recently warned UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres “If we do not change course collectively, the risk of COP26 failure is high.” In Glasgow. The conference will take place in Scotland from October 31 to November 12.
In a study conducted in April, three-quarters of Turks were aware of climate change. Among the main effects cited by respondents were: Increase in extreme weather events, air pollution and rising food prices, a sensational topic in a country Affected by inflation.
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