Act No. 5403 on Soil Conservation and Land Use Turkey 2005

Name of policy Act No. 5403 on Soil Conservation and Land Use
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Turkey
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Land use
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Other mandatory requirements
    Sector name
    • Agriculture and forestry
      Policy description "This legislation has the purpose of protecting and improving soil quality, especially in areas deemed at risk of degradation due to climate change. It amends a number of existing laws and regulations by promoting sustainability and adaptation to climate change.

      The Ministry of Forest and Water Affairs is tasked with undertaking necessary measures by co-operating with related public agencies and institutions and non-governmental organizations on areas in which land degradation has been identified due to climate change or human settlement, agriculture or industrial activities. "

      Policy type
      • Changing activity
      • Non-energy2
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2005
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact
      Impact indicator


      Source or references http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/act-no-5403-on-soil-conservation-and-land-use/
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment) Linked to policy instrument
      Status Final

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