FIRST WORKSHOP ABOUT ARTICLE 6 OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT, EVALUATION OF MARKET MECHANISM AND TURKEY'S OPTIONS, 6-7 FEBRUARY 2020/ANKARA
Turkey Ceramics Federation participated in the "Paris Agreement Article 6 Market Mechanisms and Turkey's Options Evaluation" stakeholder meeting with the participation of public and private sector representatives operating in Ankara on February 6-7, 2020 within the scope of "Partnership for Market Readiness - Partnership for Carbon Markets Readiness (PMR) Turkey Project-II" activities carried out under the coordination of the T.R. Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.
The meeting on the mechanisms of Article 6 and Turkey's Options, which will be binding if Turkey is a party to the Paris Agreement and should be potentially prepared, was presented by Mr. Anderi Marcu from European Climate Change and Sustainability Desk.
Turkey signed the Paris Agreement which was accepted on December 12, 2015 and signed by 195 countries that account for 99.76% of global emissions in total, on April 22, 2016, but has yet to complete the approval stage of Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
The Paris Agreement is seen as a turning point, as it was able to combine the common contributions of 195 countries in the global fight against climate change (CA, 2017). The Paris Agreement includes decisions to make the agreement effective on issues such as mitigation, adaptation, finance, loss and damage, technology development and transfer, capacity building, transparency and global inventory.
It was aimed in the workshop to evaluate the opportunities and possibilities for Turkey to benefit from Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and to build capacity and knowledge for policy makers in Turkey.
Turkey, as expected, voluntarily submitted the INDC plan, the National Mitigation Contribution Statement, to the UN Climate Secretariat, in the context of combating climate change, before the Paris Climate Summit. In this statement, Turkey stated that it aims to increase greenhouse gas emissions by 21% less than the reference scenario which is the ordinary progress (business as usual), by 2030 Referring to its special conditions in the INDC Plan, Turkey has set its targets especially in the field of energy such as use of renewable energy and the transition to nuclear energy. In addition, it declares that it will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions it anticipates with low carbon investments that will provide energy efficiency in industry, transportation sector and urbanization.
Article 6 of the Paris Agreement establishes a framework for voluntary cooperation between the parties with market and non-market approaches and there are three operational paragraphs.
Article 6.2 Cooperation by transfer of abatement outputs (ITMO) to use for National Contribution (NDC)
Article 6.4 Establishing a mechanism to support sustainable development and contribute to abatement
Article 6.8 is the establishment of a framework for non-market approaches.
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