Increasing Wastewater Recovery Opportunities in Bursa Demirtas Organised Industrial Zone

GTE has carried out studies for the efficient use of water and increasing the possibilities of recycling wastewater in the facilities located in Bursa Demirtas Organised Industrial Zone (DOSAB).

Due to the expected increase in water consumption in the industry, the impact of climate change on water resources, and the rise in water costs, wastewater recovery opportunities should be increased, and the sustainability of the water provided by DOSAB to its participants should be ensured. While reducing the use of underground water resources in the project, it is aimed to strengthen the competitiveness of companies in international platforms by increasing the rate of recovered water.

Investigation of Wastewater Recovery Opportunities in İzmir Ataturk Organised Industrial Zone (IAOIZ)

GTE studied the possibilities of using existing technologies to recover wastewater produced in the Izmir Ataturk Organized Industrial Zone (IAOSB), one of our country’s leading organised industrial zones.

Since the increasing water demand in the industry can no longer be met sustainably with the existing surface and underground water resources and the water costs increase, the wastewater in IAOSB needs to be recovered and reused. The project’s scope is aimed at creating a secondary water source to be used by the industry.

Preparation of Ankara Local Climate Change Action Plan

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality’s “Preparation of Local Climate Change Action Plan” project is carried out by GTE. Within the scope of the project, preparation of Ankara’s greenhouse gas emission inventory, preparation of the greenhouse gas emission reduction action plan and adaptation studies against the effects of climate change are carried out.

As a result of the project, it is aimed to contribute to the understanding of climate-friendly and sustainable urbanism in Ankara by creating a holistic roadmap that brings together all the elements of the city with a strategic planning, together with all the stakeholders of the project.

Wastewater Recycling Efficiency Project in Sanliurfa Organised Industrial Zone

Under the consultancy of Istanbul Medeniyet University (Prof. Dr Erkan Sahinkaya), with the support of Karacadağ Development Agency, the “Wastewater Recycling Efficiency Project” executed by GTE is carried out by the priorities of the World Bank-financed Turkey Organized Industrial Zones Project financial support program.

The project, which aims to ensure the effective and efficient management of water resources with the Şanlıurfa Organised Industrial Zone, is aimed to be one of the good examples of the green transformation of the industry in our country. Existing technologies for the recovery of wastewater produced in SUOSB were examined, preliminary designs were made, and the approximate investment and operating costs were calculated. Feasibility studies were carried out in which the project was evaluated in terms of economic, technical and environmental aspects.

Preparation of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

It provides technical consultancy services to Konya Metropolitan Municipality for the creation of the GTE greenhouse gas emission inventory and the preparation of the greenhouse gas emission reduction action plan within the scope of the “Climate Change Action Plan” studies.

The project started in 2020 and intensive meetings were held with internal and external stakeholders within the scope of the study. With the project, it is aimed to make an important contribution to the Konya Metropolitan Municipality before the adaptation studies to the effects of climate change.

Istanbul Metropolitan Area Carbon Footprint – Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 2015

After the greenhouse gas inventory was prepared for 2010 in Istanbul, the greenhouse gas inventory for 2015 was completed with the support of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Environmental Protection Directorate Istanbul Environmental Management Industry and Trade Joint Stock Company (ISTAC).

The total carbon footprint of Istanbul for 2015, calculated according to the GPC 2014 BASIC approach, was calculated as 47,340,725 tCO2 equivalent. In this context, the greenhouse gas inventory of 2015 has been a guiding source of information for the preparation of an effective “Istanbul Climate Change Action Plan” with the results obtained. It can be said that this report, which is prepared according to the latest versions of the relevant methods and guidelines (GPC 2014 Basic), together with the previous report for 2010, is a second step towards establishing a solid foundation for increasing the quality and completeness of future studies.

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Istanbul Metropolitan Area Carbon Footprint – Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 2010

Within the scope of the Project, whose full name is “Improving the Greenhouse Gas Calculation Capacity of IMM and Establishing Istanbul’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory” and supported within the framework of the United Kingdom Welfare Fund, the carbon footprint of Istanbul was calculated and reported according to the most up-to-date methods and guidelines.

Assoc. from Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Environmental Protection Directorate, GTE, ERM and ITU. Dr. With the work carried out by Alper Ünal in 2013, the Istanbul 2010 Greenhouse Gas Inventory was prepared. The project has been a study for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, in which important information about reducing and managing greenhouse gas emissions has been obtained. The carbon footprint of the Istanbul metropolitan area, one of the largest megacities in the world, was announced as 40.7 million tCO2 for 2010, revealing that Istanbul has a share of 11% in Turkey’s total greenhouse gas emissions. The carbon footprint disclosed is the first report prepared in accordance with international methodologies and standards and shared with the public.

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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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Istanbul Climate Change Risks, Opportunities and Vulnerabilities

The aim of the work carried out within the scope of the Istanbul Climate Change Action Plan (İİDEP) is to take the most appropriate measures against the climatic risks and to provide the city with a structure resistant to the dangers of climate change, in parallel with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the city.

Within the scope of the project, the information obtained in the previous work packages of İİDEP has been evaluated, and risks, opportunities and vulnerabilities that may arise, including regional mapping and data analysis, have been identified for the relevant area, sector, and stakeholders in the region. The extent to which climatic changes threaten critical infrastructures in Istanbul has been evaluated, and a risk rating has been made for sectors and critical infrastructure.

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Gaziantep Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)

Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) for Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, under the leadership of Ekodenge; GTE was completed in 2018 together with ESCON Energy and TURKECO.

In the project, it is aimed to prepare a greenhouse gas emission inventory, to determine actions within the scope of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, to identify the risks and fragile sectors that will be brought by climate change, and to prepare actions for adaptation to climate change. As a result of the project, it is foreseen that emissions will be reduced by 40% in the province by 2030, and reduction and adaptation actions applicable to many sectors have been determined.