POWER THE REVOLUTION FOR CLIMATE ACTION PROJECT CLOSING MEETING

Closing Meeting organized within the context of “Power the Revolution for Climate Action Project" was held on 13 June 2019, under the auspices of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality. In the event, Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, moderated the session titled “Building Environmentally Resilient Cities”.

According to the Denizli Climate Change Action Plan prepared within the context of this project, it is expected that greenhouse gas emission will increase to 12 million tons by 2030. However, it is targeted in the action plan to limit the emissions with 9 million tons, %21 percent reduction, which is in parallel with the national plan of Turkey. According to the Plan, Denizli's 2016-2030 per capita emission increase will be limited to 7%. The plan also includes 36 adaptation actions for Denizli, which is facing the risk of changing from semi-arid climate to arid climate in the coming years. In the preparation of this plan, funded by the EU, REC Turkey had an active role especially for developing the action plans related to reduction and adaptation.

In the session “Building Environmentally Resilient Cities” moderated by Secretary General Duman; Seda Özdemir, Representative of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality; Ömür Can Kurtuluş, Representative of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality; Ana Romero Calix, Representative of Barcelona Municipality; and Erdoğan Karaca, representative of Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning addressed the participants. Speaking in the opening of the session, Secretary General Duman pointed out that Goal 6 on “Clean Water and Sanitation”, Goal 7 on “Affordable and Clean Energy”, and Goal 12 on “Responsible Production and Consumption” are directly relevant with the environmental sustainability. Adding that Goal 13 on “Climate Action”, Goal 14 on “Life Below Water” and Goal 15 on “Life on Land” also address the environmental quality and resilience, Duman noted that Goal 11 on “Sustainable Cities and Communities” is the intersection point for raising awareness about environmental issues and the cities.

Prior to the conference, meetings were organized with delegates of The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, and Carbon Disclosure Project. In these meetings, activities conducted within the context of developing cooperation with the above-mentioned institutions were reviewed. As part of the program, Ali Değirmenci, President of Denizli City Council, and Professor Mahmud Güngör, Director General of Denizli Water and Sewerage Administration, were visited. UCLG-MEWA Delegation lastly paid a visit to Osman Zolan, Mayor of Denizli, and discussed possible cooperation areas between the municipality and UCLG-MEWA.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST ÜLGÜR GÖKHAN, MAYOR OF ÇANAKKALE

On Wednesday, 12 August 2020, at 15.00 (GMT+3).

 SOLIDARITY MESSAGE FOR LEBANON

The Presidency and members of UCLG-MEWA express their deep sadness over the recent tragic news about the devastating blast in the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, which caused immense material damage in the city, as well as loss of many lives.

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST THE UNION OF CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLIES

On 28 July 2020, Tuesday at 15.00 (GMT+3)

 STATEMENT ON HAGIA SOPHIA BY PRESIDENCY OF UCLG-MEWA CULTURE AND TOURISM COMMITTEE

Members of the Presidency of UCLG-MEWA Culture and Tourism Committee made a written statement to endorse the reopening of Hagia Sophia as a mosque. Yücel Yılmaz (Mayor of Balıkesir), Rasim Arı (Mayor of Nevşehir), Volkan Yılmaz (Mayor of Silivri), Zeynel Abidin Beyazgül (Mayor of Şanlıurfa) and Iraj Shahin Baher (Mayor of Tabriz) are signatories of the relase.

 PROF. DR. ALİM IŞIK WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

On 23 July 2020, Thursday at 15.00 (GMT+3)

 “TOWARDS THE LOCALIZATION OF THE SDGS REPORT TO THE 2020 HLPF”

We present to you the fourth edition of the report prepared annually by the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments

 WEBSITE ON GOOD PRACTICES OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

You can submit your municipalities’ good practices to the website which will collect projects on sustainable tourism. The web site will be led by UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture and Tourism and opened by late 2020.

 MOHAMAD SAADIE WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

UCLG-MEWA will organize an online session of UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks with Mohamad Saadie, President of Union of Dannieh Municipalities-Lebanon, President of UCLG-MEWA

 MAHMUT ÖZÇINAR WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

 RASIM ARI WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

Birleşmiş Kentler ve Yerel Yönetimler Orta Doğu ve Batı Asya Bölge Teşkilatı (UCLG-MEWA) Yerel yönetim söyleşileri kapsamında Nevşehir Belediye Başkanı ve UCLG-MEWA Saymanı Rasim Arı’yı konuk ediyor.

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