Turkey

Overall rating
Critically insufficient
Policies & action
Critically insufficient
4°C+ World
Domestic target
Critically insufficient
4°C+ World
Fair share target
Critically insufficient
4°C+ World
Climate finance
Information incomplete
Net zero target

year

2053

Comprehensiveness not rated as

Information incomplete
Land use & forestry
Not significant

Summary

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.

Turkey
Comprehensiveness of net zero target design
Target information incomplete
Scope
Target year: 2053
Emissions coverage

Target covers all GHG emissions

International aviation and shipping

No information on the target’s intention to cover international aviation and shipping

Reductions or removals outside of own borders

Provides no information on intention to use international offset credits to meet net zero

Architecture
Legal Status

Net zero target announced

Separate reduction & removal targets

No information on intention to separate emission reduction and removal targets

Review Process

Country provides no information on its intention to establish a review cycle for its net zero and intermediate targets (note: this option applies to countries that have only announced a target, with no accompanying law / policy)

Transparency
Carbon dioxide removal

No information on intention to communicate transparent assumptions on carbon dioxide removals

Comprehensive planning

Country provides no information on anticipated pathways or measures

Clarity on fairness of target

Country provides no information on its intention to explain the target’s fairness.

Ten key elements

Scope

  • 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.

Target architecture

  • 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.

Transparency

  • 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.

Good practice

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.

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