Net zero targets
We evaluate the target as: Target information incomplete
Turkey recently announced a 2053 net zero target, but few details are available (Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, 2021). Good practice elements Turkey should consider as it elaborates on this target announcement are below.
Ten key elements
- Target year – Turkey aims to reach net zero by 2053.
- Emissions coverage – The remarks by President Erdoğan seem to indicated that the target will cover all GHG emissions and all sectors of the economy (Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, 2021).
- International aviation and shipping – No information available.
- Reductions or removals outside of own borders – Turkey has not provided any information on its intention to use international offset credits to meet its net zero target.
- Legal status – President Erdoğan announced the net zero target in September 2021 (Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, 2021).
- Separate reduction & removal targets – No information available.
- Review process – No information available.
- Carbon dioxide removal – No information available.
- Comprehensive planning – No details on the specific planning process for the net zero target is available, though President Erdoğan did make a general reference to continuing to prepare and implement medium and long-term policies (Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, 2021).
- Clarity on fairness of target – No information available.
The Climate Action Tracker has defined the following good practice for all ten key elements of net zero targets. Countries can refer to this good practice to design or enhance their net zero targets.