A Review of the Climate Change Related Activities of Regional Development Agencies Between 2010-2017 in Turkey

Erbil T., Erbil A.

PLANLAMA-PLANNING, vol.29, no.1, pp.10-22, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/planlama.2019.59144
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-22
  • Keywords: Global climate change, regional development agencies, regional development planning, Turkey, MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE, ECOLOGY, POLICY
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Global Climate Change (CC) problem has been intensifying its place in the world agenda in recent years as a result of the economic development policies implemented by the countries. Countries have taken up the issue of combating CC in the context of development policies at national level and commitments to adapt to emission reduction in line with the targets set through global agreements and partnerships. Development Agencies (DA), function as intermediate agent in implementation of the regional level development policies in Turkey. Regional development plans are prepared in accordance with the national level plans that were set by the national development priorities. In line with these policies, various financial and technical supports, activities such as publications, events and meetings aimed at the regional scale are carried out. In this study, CC related activities of the DAs between 2010 and 2017 were analyzed quantitatively and the annual change in these activities and their distribution into different types of activities were examined. As a result of the research, it was observed that DAs have tendency to decrease their CC related activities through 12 basic areas related to 4 major activities: Project Support, Project Call, Activity and Publication. It was determined that the activities of the DAs related to CC are shaped according to the interregional development differences of DAs' respected regions.