Climate Change Action Plan 2011-2023 Turkey 2011

Name of policy Climate Change Action Plan 2011-2023
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Turkey
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
    • Target
      • Energy efficiency target
        • Political & non-binding energy efficiency target
    • Regulatory Instruments
      • Codes and standards
        • Building codes and standards
    • Information and education
      • Information provision
      • Climate strategy
        • Political & non-binding climate strategy
        Sector name
        • Agriculture and forestry
          • Forestry
        • General
          • Buildings
            • Transport
              • Rail
              • Shipping
            Policy description – Reducing primary energy intensity by 10% compared to 2008 by 2015

            Limiting GHG emissions from coal-fired electricity production, by using cleaner technologies and taking efficiency-increasing measures by increasing the average cycle efficiencies of existing coal-fired thermal power plants until 2023

            – Issuing “Energy Performance Certificates” to all buildings until 2017

            – Decreasing annual energy consumption in the buildings and premises of public institutions by 10% until 2015 and by 20% until 2023

            – At least 20% of the annual energy demand of new buildings will be met via renewable energy resources as of 2017

            – Reducing GHG emissions in new settlements by at least 10% in comparison with existing settlements (which are selected as pilot regions and the GHG emissions of which are identified until 2015) until 2023.

            - Increasing the share of railroads in freight transportation (which was 5% in 2009) to 15% and in passenger transportation (which was 2% in 2009) to 10% by 2023

            - Increasing the share of seaways in cabotage freight transportation (which was 2.66% in ton-km in 2009) to 10%, and in passenger transportation (which was 0.37% in passenger-km in 2009) to 4% as of 2023

            - Decreasing the share of highways in freight transportation (which was 80.63% in ton-km in 2009) below 60%, and in passenger transport (which was 89.59 in passenger-km in 2009) to 72% as of 2023

            - Increase the amount of carbon sequestered in forests by 15% of the 2007 value by 2020 ( 14,500 Gg in 2007, 16,700 Gg in 2020).

            - Reduce deforestation and forest damage by 20% of the 2007 values by 2020.

            Policy type
            • Changing activity
            • Energy efficiency
            • Renewables
            • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
            • Non-energy5
            Policy stringency
            Implementation state Implemented
            Date of decision 2011
            Start date of implementation
            End date of implementation
            High impact GHG reduction
            Impact indicator
            NameValueBase yearTarget yearComments
            Energy efficiency improvement target (%)102,0082,015primary energy intensity


            Source or references http://www.dsi.gov.tr/docs/iklim-degisikligi/%C4%B1depeng.pdf?sfvrsn=2
            Supports policies
            Is supported by policies
            Comments (background and assessment) Target:

            - (transport) Increasing the share of railroads in freight transportation to 15% and in passenger transportation to 10% by 2023 - (transport) Increasing the share of seaways in cabotage freight transportation (which was 2.66% in ton-km in 2009) to 10%, and in passenger transportation (which was 0.37% in passenger-km in 2009) to 4% as of 2023 - (transport) Decreasing the share of highways in freight transportation (which was 80.63% in ton-km in 2009) below 60%, and in passenger transport (which was 89.59 in passenger-km in 2009) to 72% as of 2023 - (forestry) Increase the amount of carbon sequestered in forests by 15% of the 2007 value by 2020 ( 14,500 Gg in 2007, 16,700 Gg in 2020). - (forestry) Reduce deforestation and forest damage by 20% of the 2007 values by 2020. - Decreasing annual energy consumption in the buildings and premises of public institutions by 10% until 2015 and by 20% until 2023

            Status Final

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