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Lighting the Way to Sustainability

Turkey has had a system of protected natural areas in place, but their management has not always been adequate. Half its forests are considered degraded as a result of encroachment, overgrazing and illegal logging. Some destruction occurs when local communities turn to forests for basic necessities, more

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Moving towards climate-friendly development

This transformation is part of broad efforts by UNDP to increase awareness of climate change issues in Turkey and help build national capacities for mitigation and adaptation. “We cooperate with UNDP on many fronts,” says Muhammed Ecel, head of the Climate Change Department in the Ministry of Enviro more

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