Second National Communicatıon to the UNFCCC is on the way

01 Jul 2011


Preparation of the Turkey’s Second National Communication to be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is underway with the leadership of the Ministry of Environment Forestry (MoEF) and with the support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

New Horizons - Various trainings, meetings and workshops are being organized within the scope of the project entitled “Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Turkey’s Second National Communicatıon to the UNFCCC” which is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

The first training on the "Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Preparation" was held on 10 May, 2011 in Ankara, by international project expert Christo Christov. Sectoral inventory experts participated in the training that was held unde the Turkey’s Second National Communication to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change project.

Issues on strengthening the national inventory system regarding the quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) plan and uncertainty calculations were discussed during the training. Quality control and quality assurance system is an important part of the greenhouse gas inventory.

During the training, general issues regarding the QA/QC system and examples from international applications were discussed.

Additionally, the national QA/QC system that was prepared by the international project expert was introduced to the participants.

Methods used in calculations

Another issue that was discussed during the training was the uncertainty calculations. The methods used in the uncertainty calculations were explained to the participants providing examples.

Another training on this issue, entitled "The Calculation Methods for Sectoral Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Calculations” was held on 30 May 2011 with the participation of experts from relevant sectors.

The National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report (NIR) of Turkey is prepared by TurkStat annually. NIR report provides inventory data for energy, industrial processes, chemical and other product use, agriculture, waste, land use- land-use change and forestry sectors for each green house gases, i.e., carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and secondary GHGs.

A meeting on “Climate Change Eduation, Training and Public Awareness” was held on 16 May 2011 in Ankara. Research, projects, campaigns held on this issue since the submission of the Turkey’s First National Communication in 2007 were presented during the meeting.

During the meeting, studies carried out by public institutions and organizations, the private sector, NGOs and international organizations on climate change education, training and public awareness were discussed.

“The Research and Systematic Observation on Climate Change” meeting was held on 22 June 2001. During the meeting, national research policies, research projects on climate change and needs in these areas were discussed.

Meetings. workshops and trainings will continue under the Turkey’s Second National Communication to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change project. Turkey aims to submit her Second National Communication to the UNFCCC by the end of 2011.

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