Preparation of Energy and Climate Action Plan for Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Project has been completed

Within the project conducted on behalf of the Metropolitan Municipality of Gaziantep, which voluntarily committed to mitigate emissions as a signatory of the Covenant of Mayors – CoM initiative, the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) was prepared. Within the scope of the project that was kicked off in December 2017, both the institutional greenhouse gas emission inventory of the municipality and inventory of Gaziantep province was established. While committing to reduce emissions by 40% across the province by the year 2030, applicable mitigation and adaptation actions were identified for various sectors. Studies on current situation, literature reviews, visits to related institutions and many field trips, especially for the industrial sector, were conducted during the project period. In the project, where a workshop specific to the building sector and a general workshop on adaptation were organized with the participation of different stakeholders, a variety of sustainable project ideas were developed along with specific mitigation and adaptation actions exclusive to the province of Gaziantep. The project was completed on September 2018 with a closing meeting conducted in Gaziantep on 20th of September, 2018. In this study, one of the pioneering works, especially on adaptation, in Turkey was carried out in the province.