Eskişehir—Eskişehir is one of the 12 new cities that recently joined the Building Efficiency Accelerator program that is now working in 23 communities worldwide. The participating cities will implement recommendations from a World Resource Institute’s Report that focuses on eight categories of policies and actions that can help decision-makers to plan changes in their cities. Eskisehir is currently pursuing multiple district redevelopment projects to improve construction quality and public spaces. The mayor and his team are finding ways to include building efficiency measures within the plan to lower energy use while reducing pollution and waste.
World Resources Institute (WRI) Turkey
Director of WRI Sustainable Cities-Turkey: Arzu Tekir
Gaziantep—Gaziantep has developed the first municipal climate change action plan in Turkey with the help of the French Development Agency. The plan analyzes Gaziantep’s current energy usage and GHG emissions. It also develops sustainable urban development solutions. Gaziantep Province Directorate of Environmental and Urban Planning published in 2016-2019 A Clean Air Action Plan. Throughout the implementation of this action plan, compliance with EU emission regulations is targeted.
Hasan Alan, Director of Gaziantep Province Environmental and Urban Planning
Kocaeli—Kocaeli is part of the European Council’s Opportunities for Low Carbon Urban Transportation Project. The target is to develop and share information on innovative and environmentally friendly transportation solutions among selected cities and to support the implementation of these solutions. Sustainable Transportation Association—EMBARQ is a project partner that is helping Kocaeli implement this Project. Throughout the Project, the applicability of solutions such as public transportation, transportation infrastructure, urban logistics, sustainable urban mobility plans/integrated transportation will be discussed.
Tuğçe Üzümoğlu Project Assistant of EMBARQ-Turkey
“World Resource Institute Turkey – Sustainable Cities” http://wrisehirler.org/calismalarimiz/proje-sehir/buildinglab-eski%C5%9Fehir
“Gaziantep Clean Air Action plan 2016-2019”
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