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  • 01 Jul 2012
    Training on Management of Market Surveillance Programme

    Training of headquarters personnel of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (MoSIT) on Management of Market Surveillance Programme took place in June in Ankara.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Rio+20 'When the speeches are over'

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders to build on the commitments they made during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to achieve economic, environmental and social prosperity for people all over the world.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    "From Rio to 2015 and beyond: Charting a course for a fairer world"

    Countries at the Rio + 20 summit must work together on a "people-based" approach to social, economic and environmental sustainability on both the international and local level, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark told a high-level forum at the Rio conference today.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Turkey's sustainable development report: Claiming the future

    Turkey has prepared a report entitled “Turkey’s Sustainable Development Report: Claiming the Future” within the context of national preparations for Rio+20 Conference with a participatory and transparent process.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Rio+20 legacy: World Centre for Sustainable Development launched by Brazil and UNDP

    As a major and concrete legacy of the Rio+20 Conference, the Brazilian Government announced the creation of Rio+ Centre, the World Centre for Sustainable Development.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    UNDP proposes human development measure of sustainability

    In a high-level forum at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the conceptual groundwork for a future “Sustainable Human Development Index,” which would recognize the cost of human development to future generations.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Climate change is degrading marine habitats

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a new publication on the risks from climate change on Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs).

  • 01 Jul 2012
    New regulation for more efficient appliances are now in force

    The new version energy labelling communiqués transposing corresponding EU Delegated Acts prepared under EE Appliances Project were published by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (MoSIT) in the Turkish Official Gazette on 22 June.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    'Golden Compasses' met their owners

    Turkey Public Relations Association (TÜHİD) will be will be presenting its 11th Golden Compass Public Relations Awards to the winning projects and organisations on the evening of Tuesday 26th of June in Istanbul.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Turkey’s first biosphere reserve is getting ready for the future

    The ‘’Camili Biosphere Reserve Board Meeting’’ took place in Borçka district of Artvin in June.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Climate change: Monitoring, reporting and verification

    The Meeting on “Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)” within the scope of Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Turkey’s Second National Communication Project was held in UNDP İstanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) in June, with the participation of experts from the relevant sectors.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Trekking and biking routes in the Çoruh Valley

    Tourism Development in Eastern Anatolia Project (TDEAP)* has led the way in identification and mapping of the natural trekking and biking routes in the Coruh Valley.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Trainings on EU eco-design and energy labeling directives

    Training of market inspectors of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (MoSIT) on Implementation of EU Eco-design and Energy Labeling Directives were completed through the group trainings in June.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    A new address on energy efficiency in appliances www.evudp.net

    A new web site on energy efficiency in appliances www.evudp.net is now on-line.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    'Without healthy soil, life is unsustainable'

    The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs has organized a meeting in Ankara together with the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), UN Convention on Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat and other partners to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Corporate sustainability commitments in Rio

    Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum clearly demonstrated that the private sector is ready to take the lead for sustainable development, for the sake of the sustainability of their businesses, too.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park at the Rio+20 Conference

    Setting an example as one of the 25 best practice examples of Turkey, The Küre Mountains National Park activities were promoted to thousands of participants of the UN Sustainable Development Conference in the Brasilian city of Rio de Janeiro (Rio +20) by way of speeches, posters, brochures and short films.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Business and Development Awards announced at Rio+20

    Eleven companies received the 2012 World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) for their efforts to improve living standards in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    The pulse of Turkey has been checked by the climate change awareness survey

    66% of the population is concerned about climate change problem. According to research, the public is ready to act and change their lifestyle in order to reduce the effects of climate change.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Human development through technology

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) are transforming the global economy and creating new opportunities for advancement. But access to and use of these technologies remains extremely uneven.

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