Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Present Environment and Sustainable Development

2 Issues per year

Open Access
Online
ISSN
2284-7820
See all formats and pricing
More options …

Climate Change Policy of Turkey: An Analysis of Regular Progress Reports

Onur Kulaç
  • Corresponding author
  • Pamukkale University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Denizli, Turkey
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Evinç Torlak
  • Pamukkale University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Pamukkale, Turkey
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
Published Online: 2018-06-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2018-0015

Abstract

When assessed from a global perspective; environmental problems, especially in the last five decades, have been a threat to almost all countries. International organisations and institutions struggle to develop effective solutions for arising issues. Climate change is also evaluated as one of the most crucial risks for the environment. European Commission regular progress reports hold a guiding role for the candidate countries and in light of that numerous policies of the relevant countries have aligned with the European Union (EU) acquis. The main purpose of the study is to analyze the climate change policy of Turkey within the context of regular progress reports in an effort to mend the gap fill the void in literature regarding climate change policy of Turkey. Therefore, 7 regular progress reports between the years 2010-2016, when climate change was considered as a title, will be scrutinised in terms of legislation, institutional structure and emission gas through content analysis method with the aim of having a functional assessment about the determinations and the expectations of the EU. The study reveals that although Turkey has made fundamental progress over the years regarding climate change, there are still some crucial issues that need to be reconsidered to have an effective climate change policy.

Keywords: Climate Change; Regular Progress Reports; Policy; Public Policy Analysis; Environmental Issues; Participation

References

  • Anderson, J. E. (1979) Public policymaking: An Introduction, 2nd Edition, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.Google Scholar

  • Anderson, J. E. (2014) Public policymaking: An Introduction, 8th Edition, Stamford, Connecticut: Cengage Learning.Google Scholar

  • Cansever, B. A. (2009) “Avrupa birliği eğitim politikaları ve Türkiyenin bu politikalara uyum sürecinin değerlendirilmesi”, International Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 1, 1, 222-232.Google Scholar

  • Çalhan, H.S., Kulaç, O. & Tuğral, M. (2015) “Unofficial actors in public policy: the role of Turkish education unions in 4+4+4 education system”, The Journal of Academic Social Science Studies, 32, 447-457.Google Scholar

  • Dolowitz, D. P., & Marsh, D. (2000) “Learning from abroad: The role of policy transfer in contemporary policy-making”, An International Journal of Policy and Administration, 13, 1, 5-24.Google Scholar

  • Dye, T. R. (2008) Understanding public policy, 12th Edition, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.Google Scholar

  • Erten, Ş. & Aktel, M. (2016) “Ulusal program ve düzenli ilerleme raporları çerçevesine Türkiye’nin engelli politikaları”, Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi 21, 4, 1275-1297.Google Scholar

  • Hill, M. (1997). The policy process in the modern state, 3rd Edition, Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire: Prentice Hall / Harvester Wheatsheaf.Google Scholar

  • Hsieh, H. F. & Shannon, S. E. (2005) “Three approaches to qualitative content analysis”, Qualitative Health Research, 15, 9, 1277-1288.Google Scholar

  • Kerman, U., Özaltın, O. & Yerlikaya, F. B. (2013) “Avrupa Birliği’nin Türk kamu yönetiminden demokratikleşme beklentileri: ilerleme raporları üzerinden bir analiz (1998- 2012)”, Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi, 18, 2, 85-99.Google Scholar

  • Kraft, E. M. & Furlong, S. R. (2004). Public policy: Politics, analysis and alternatives, Washington: CQ Press.Google Scholar

  • Kulaç, O. (2016) Bir Kamu Politikası Çözümlemesi: Türkiye’nin Yurtdışı Lisansüstü Burs Politikası, Basılmamış Doktora Tezi, Pamukkale Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Denizli.Google Scholar

  • Kulaç, O. & Çalhan, H. S. (2013) “Bir kamu politikası süreci analizi: milli eğitim bakanlığı ve yükseköğretim kurulu yurtdışı lisansüstü bursları”, Dicle Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, 10, 205-225.Google Scholar

  • Palabıyık, M. S. & Yıldız, A. (2007) Avrupa Birliği, Ankara: ODTÜ Yayıncılık. Google Scholar

  • Topal, C. (2009) “Türkiye avrupa birliği ilişkileri”, In Çok kültürlü bir avrupa için tarih ve sosyal bilgiler eğitimi, 13-26, Aktekin, S., Penelope, H., Öztürk, M., Smart, D., ed. Ankara: Harf Eğitim Yayıncılık.Google Scholar

  • Torlak, S. E., Kulaç O., Çeliktürk, T. & Arslan, R. (2015) “Legislative and administrative regulations in Turkey within the framework of Kyoto Protokol”, European Scientific Journal, Oct. Special Edt., 58-67. Google Scholar

  • Turkey Regular Progress Report (2010) https://www.ab.gov.tr/files/AB_Iliskileri/Tur_En_Realitons/Progress/turkey_progress_report_2010.pdf (Retrieved 16.10.2017).Google Scholar

  • Turkey Regular Progress Report (2011) https://www.ab.gov.tr/files/AB_Iliskileri/AdaylikSureci/IlerlemeRaporlari/tr_rapport_2011_en.pdf (Retrieved 17.10.2017).Google Scholar

  • Turkey Regular Progress Report (2012) https://www.ab.gov.tr/files/tr_rapport_2012_en.pdf (Retrieved 19.10.2017). Google Scholar

  • Turkey Regular Progress Report (2013) https://www.ab.gov.tr/files/2013%20ilerleme%20raporu/tr_rapport_2013_en.pdf (Retrieved 21.10.2017).Google Scholar

  • Turkey Regular Progress Report (2014) https://www.ab.gov.tr/files/IlerlemeRaporlari/2014_progress_report.pdf (Retrieved 25.10.2017).Google Scholar

  • Turkey Regular Progress Report (2015) https://www.ab.gov.tr/files/5%20Ekim/2015_turkey_report.pdf (Retrieved 27.10.2017).Google Scholar

  • Turkey Regular Progress Report (2016) https://www.ab.gov.tr/files/pub/2016_progress_report_en.pdf (Retrieved 27.10.2017).Google Scholar

  • UN. (1998). Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/kpeng.pdf) (Retrieved 12.09.2017).Google Scholar

  • UNFCCC (2007). The Kyoto protocol mechanisms, Climate Change Secretariat, Germany (http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/publications/mechanisms.pdf) (Retrieved 16.09.2017).Google Scholar

  • www.ab.gov.tr (Retrieved 11.08.2017).Google Scholar

  • www.mfa.gov.tr (Retrieved 15.08.2017).Google Scholar

  • http://ec.europa.eu/environment/action-programme/index.htm (Retrieved 13.08.2017).Google Scholar

About the article

Published Online: 2018-06-22

Published in Print: 2018-06-01


Citation Information: Present Environment and Sustainable Development, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 189–201, ISSN (Online) 2284-7820, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2018-0015.

Export Citation

© 2018 Onur Kulaç, published by Sciendo. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. BY-NC-ND 4.0

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in