Türkiye: A Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Pathway Analysis for the Fertiliser Sector

GTE and ESCON companies are technical contractors, and the Ministry of Industry and Technology is the beneficiary of the “Türkiye: A Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Pathway Analysis for the Fertiliser Sector” project financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The aim of this project is to determine a roadmap for the Turkish fertiliser industry and to harmonise with the European Green Deal in this context.

The greenhouse gas and policy interaction model to be developed and the effects of the EU Emissions Trading System and the Border Carbon Regulation Mechanism will be examined by analysing the current situation and emission reduction scenarios within the scope of the project. In the study, which will be contributed by the leading fertiliser producer companies in Turkey, relevant public institutions, and national and international non-governmental organisations, precise results will be obtained about the investment and technology needs for the sector for decarbonisation in the medium and long-term.

Managing the Impact of the EU Green Deal (ECC) on ASO Member Enterprises

Ankara Chamber of Industry (ASO) initiated the Managing the Impacts of the EU Green Deal on ASO Member Enterprises Project in order to ensure that its members are prepared for the opportunities, risks and regulations created by the EU European Green Deal.

EWA Corporate Consultancy and GTE are the project partners of the project and current situation and gap analyses have been carried out within the framework of field visits. The main purpose of the project is to identify the opportunities, impacts and risks created by the ECC on businesses, to ensure better management of these impacts and risks and to create a roadmap for the method to be followed. Within the scope of the project, a grouping consisting of 15 titles on sector basis was made by taking into account the 35 professional committees in the ASO organisational structure. Sectoral actions have been proposed for the relevant sectors in the determined groups.

World Bank Green Industry Project Component-2

The project is implemented by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, TUBITAK and KOSGEB with the support of the World Bank. As a technical consultant in the “Turkey Green Industry Project – Component II” project, GTE prepared the Environmental and Social Management System and Projects User Manual.

With the project, it is aimed to ensure the green transition of industrial enterprises in line with the new requirements in export markets such as the World Bank, CBAM, Green Consensus for R&D and innovation projects related to the green transformation of the industry.

Establishment of Bakioğlu Holding Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

Carbon footprint calculation and greenhouse gas emission inventory studies are carried out within the framework of ISO 14064 and Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards within the scope of sustainability targets for Polibak, Bak Ambalaj, Bareks Plastik, Bareks Polyethylene and Bak Gravür, which are within Bakioğlu Holding. In this context, as a result of the verification studies carried out by the accredited auditor institution, ISO14064 Greenhouse Gas Emission Certificate certification studies were carried out for Bakioğlu Holding Packaging Group Companies.

Mey|Diageo- Water Replacement Project in Manisa Region

Within the scope of Mey|Diageo’s Ecosystem 2030 targets determined at the global level, the “Drip Irrigation” project was realized as the first water supply project of GTE in Alasehir, Manisa Region. In the project, where EWA Corporate Consulting is a project partner, infrastructure improvement was made by working with local municipalities and a local irrigation cooperative to establish a more efficient drip system.

The main purpose of the project is to increase the product quality, increase the yield and increase the income of the farmers in the vineyards of the region. Thanks to the project, it was foreseen that 50% savings could be achieved in the amount of water used, and more than 15,100 cubic meters of water was recovered in 2022.

Water Sustainability of Turkish Dairy Sector: Efficiency, Risks and Vulnerabilities

The “Water Sustainability of the Turkish Dairy Industry: Efficiency, Risks and Vulnerabilities” project was carried out by the Association of Packaged Milk and Dairy Products Manufacturers (ASÜD) with the support of the Turkey – EU Civil Society Dialogue call for the fifth term. In the project where ASÜD is the coordinator beneficiary; International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) from England, Water Footprint Network (WFN) from Netherlands and Climate Research Association (IAD)-GTE from Turkey took place as co-beneficiaries.

The aim of the project is to assess the water risk and examine the possible effects of water risk on the value chain, thereby reducing the vulnerability of the Turkish dairy sector regarding water-related risks. Within the scope of the project, field visits were carried out at the farm and enterprise level, and the water dependency in the entire value chain of the current water use in the Turkish dairy industry (feed, dairy animal raising, milk and dairy products production and delivery to the consumer) and the impact of the dairy sector on water resources were evaluated.

Paris Agreement Article 6 Market Mechanisms and Turkey’s Evaluation of Options

With the team of GTE, ERCST and ReedSmith, T.C. Under the coordination of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, with the support of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the Paris Agreement Article 6 Market Mechanisms and Turkey’s Options Evaluation project is carried out. The aim of the project is to evaluate opportunities and possibilities for Turkey to benefit from Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and to build capacity and analytical knowledge for policy makers in Turkey.

Within the scope of the project, the interactions between new market mechanisms and possible emissions trading systems (ETS) in Turkey will be analyzed. Reviewing the current situation of Turkey, developing a negotiation strategy for Turkey on Article 6, organizing a workshop and preparing a report will be carried out.

A stakeholder meeting was held on 6-7 February 2020 with the participation of public and private sector representatives operating in Ankara, where issues such as Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, Carbon Markets, COP25, Kyoto Protocol, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change were discussed.

Climate Change Resistant Thermal Energy Production

Within the framework of the “Climate Change-Resistant Thermal Energy Generation” project carried out by EÜAŞ with the support of the British Embassy Welfare Fund and supervised by GTE, studies were carried out on the impact of climate change on electricity production in thermal power plants.

Increasing air and water temperature as a result of climate change and decreases and increases in the amount of water reduce the efficiency of thermal power plants and cause interruptions in their activities. In addition to the economic losses and the problems in security of supply, decreased power plant efficiency causes more fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. For this reason, studies to determine the effects of climate change on energy production and to reduce these effects gain great importance. Within the scope of this project, a report has been prepared in which the relationship between water and energy is examined in detail at the level of power plants belonging to EÜAŞ, which is expected to have a guiding effect in the electricity generation sector.

Climate Resilience in the Energy Sector: Turkey – Risk Assessment and Investment Needs

GTE, together with Tractebel Engie, who is the project leader, aimed to determine the potential effects and amount of climate change on the energy production and transmission systems in Turkey in the project, which was supported by the EBRD in 2016-2017.

In accordance with the purpose of the project, initial evaluations were made regarding the most economically and technically appropriate solutions for climate vulnerabilities in the energy sector, and a water density methodology was developed for energy production in Turkey and country-level evaluation studies were carried out. In addition to case studies, a national workshop was organized within the scope of the project.

Istanbul Climate Change Action Plan Roadmap and Good Practices

For Istanbul, which is one of the most crowded cities in Turkey and Europe, a climate change action plan roadmap was prepared in 2013, with the financial support of the Istanbul Development Agency, by GTE and ERM under the Directorate of Environmental Protection of IMM.

The scope and content of the climate change action plan, approaches that can be used in planning and development, stakeholder analysis, implementation, monitoring, and performance evaluation were discussed within the scope of the project, in which the scope and timetable of the Istanbul Climate Change Action Plan were determined in detail. In addition, other cities in the world with climate change action plans were examined and analysed, and successful examples were presented to the municipality by compiling sustainability and climate-friendly practices.

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