Country profile



General Statistics:

  • Population: 79.8 million (2016, Turkish Statistical Institute)
  • GDP: US$717.9 billion (2015, World Bank estimate)
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 439.9 million metric tons gross emissions in 2012 (380.1 million metric tons net, accounting for LUCF), on a carbon-dioxide equivalent basis. Turkey’s 2016 National Inventory Report to the UNFCCC estimated 2014 emissions to be 21.1 million metric tons gross emissions.
  • Energy use per capita: 4,600 kg of oil equivalent, 2013

Important Initiatives related to Climate Change:

INDC: In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), submitted to the UNFCCC in 2015, Turkey set a target of reducing emissions by 2030 by 21% below business-as-usual levels. The text of Turkey’s INDC can be viewed here.


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Trainings and webinars

Data collection methods of cities’ energy systems and networks – insights from the InSmart Project

November 30, -0001

Luís Dias presents methods and tools for data-driven integrated energy planning.

Trainings and webinars


November 15, 2017

Stefano Barberis presents the PLANHEAT tool for simulating alternative low carbon and economically sustainable scenarios for heating and cooling.

Trainings and webinars

EEP REAL: Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS

March 20, 2018

LEDS-EEP and LEDS GP present the REAL technical assistance: a no-cost expert advisory service for LEDS-EEP members.

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