THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS REAL, WE ARE LIVING NOW
BUT IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO ACT!
We meet to put the post-COP26 goals into action and create a better future together
Combating climate change is critical for a sustainable future. If we want to prevent irreversible climate change, we must halve our emissions by 2030 and transition to carbon-neutral economies by 2050 so that global temperature rise can be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), to be held in Scotland in November, is a very important date for the steps to be taken in the world regarding climate. COP26, which will evaluate the developments within the scope of the Paris Climate Agreement, which is now on Turkey’s agenda, is a global call to action for all other stakeholders, including companies, public and private institutions, academia, policymakers and NGOs, to respond to the climate change emergency.
The science is clear, the climate crisis is real, and we are experiencing it right now. Global warming is causing long-lasting changes to our climate system and threatening lives and livelihoods worldwide. Societies, governments and businesses around the world have united towards a common goal. By displaying a common will against the effects of climate change, we can change this course and build a better future together.
TIME TO REPAIR TOGETHER
Businesses have the ability and responsibility to develop solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It is an inevitable necessity to establish a clear and consistent climate policy through dialogue and global cooperation between the business world and all stakeholders for actions and investments towards a low carbon economy.
The Climate Change Summit – COP26, which will be held on December 9, in cooperation with Dünya Newspaper and Sustainability Academy, will then evaluate the results of COP26, a very important decision moment in the fight against climate change, and its reflections on Turkey, with all stakeholders under the theme of “Towards Net Zero”.
WHAT WILL BE TALKED AT THE SUMMIT?
Leading figures from the business world, public sector, civil society and academia come together to discuss the effects of climate change, to reveal the targets, obstacles, possible risks and opportunities in the axis of green transformation, and to discuss the urgent actions to be taken against this crisis.
Climate Scenarios for 1.5 Degrees Target
How Are Leaders Tackling Global Challenges?
Net-Zero Industry Transition Possible: Decarbonization in Manufacturing
Innovation and Clean Energy
Paris Climate Agreement and Turkey
Financing the Net-Zero Future
Climate Risks for the Future of Food
The Role of Local Governments in Combating the Impact of the Climate Crisis
Green Deal Action Plan: Sustainable Finance at the Leading Role
How Is Climate Change Worsening Poverty and Social Inequality?
New Technologies and Business Models Compatible with the Climate Scenario in the Sectors
Ecosystem and Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change
Global Hunger and Climate Change
Can Climate Action Promote Better Inclusion and Gender Equality?
Net-Zero in Road Transport
Leaders of Combating Climate Change in Turkey
Can Innovation and Technology be a Solution to Climate Change?
Minister | T.R. MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, URBANIZATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
AMBASSADOR, HEAD OF THE DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) TO TURKEY
President | TURKISH EXPORTERS’ ASSEMBLY (TIM)
Chairman of the Board | TUSIAD
Murat Sungur Bursa
MURAT SUNGUR BURSA
President | SUSTAINABILITY ACADEMY
Chairman of the Board | WORLD NEWSPAPER
General Manager | PEPSICO TURKEY
Head of Human Resources and Sustainability Group | SABANCI HOLDING
CEO | B/S/H
Dr. Mehmet Aktas
DR. MEHMET AKTAŞ
CEO | YAŞAR HOLDING
Regional President of Turkey, Central Asia and Pakistan | SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
President and CEO | ANADOLU EFES BEER GROUP
Dr. Tamer Atabarut
DR. TAMER ATABARUT
Turkey Director | BUYEM & UN SDSN
prof. Dr. Guler Aras
PROF. DR. GULER ARAS
Finance Corporate Governance and Sustainability Center Founding Director | CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF TURKEY INTEGRATED REPORTING NETWORK (ERTA)
prof. Dr. Erinc Yeldan
PROF. DR. ERINC YELDAN
Faculty Member | KADIR HAS UNIVERSITY
Responsible Partner | ERNST & YOUNG
Industry Group President | SABANCI HOLDING
DR. EMRE ILICALI
Co-Founder | ALTENSIS
Osman Cavit Turunc
OSMAN CAVİT TURUNC
Chairman of the Board | TUREKS MARBLE
Quality Assurance and Sustainability Group Manager | METRO TURKEY
Environment and Climate Manager | ACADEMY ENVIRONMENT
Founder of the New Farmer Platform | DEİK Turkey-Denmark Business Council President
Energy Department Manager | ALFA LAVAL
Green Economy and Climate Actions Manager | EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT (EBRD)
Board Member | SUSTAINABILITY ACADEMY
Climate Change Studies Coordinator | SABANCI UNIVERSITY ISTANBUL POLICIES CENTER
Didem Eryar Unlu
DIDEM ERYAR FAMOUS
Editor & Columnist | WORLD NEWSPAPER
Quality, Sustainability, Government Relations Director | ARCELIK
CFO | KORDSA
Chairman of the Board | AFYONKARAHİSAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Chairman of the Board | KÜTAHYA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Chairman of the Board | VENICE
Assoc. Dr. Baris Karapinar
ASSOC. DR. BARIS KARAPINAR
Faculty Member | BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY
Independent Consultant | Sustainable Finance and IR
Elif Falls Single
ELİF DÖŞMEZ TEK
Company Partner | DELOITTE
Group Manager | SIEMENS
Dr. Nursen Numanoglu
DR. NURSEN NUMANOGLU
Deputy Secretary General | TUSIAD
Corporate Sustainability Manager | ACADEMY ENVIRONMENT
Energy Solutions Director | ENTEK ELECTRIC
Ayse Ceren Sari
AYSE CEREN YELLOW
Energy Analyst | SHURA
Master of Ceremony