The politics of environment and climate change

Şahin, Ümit (2019) The politics of environment and climate change. In: Özerdem, Alpaslan and Whiting, Matthew, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics. Routledge, London, pp. 177-189. ISBN 9781138500556 (Print) 9781351387477 (Online)

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The decline of Turkey’s environmental and climate policies and a weakening of its environmental legislation are closely related to rising authoritarianism. Furthermore, a new form of neoliberal development, which focuses on natural resource exploitation, land rent, construction, and other energy- and pollution-intensive sectors and megaprojects, ensures more environmental destruction. Turkey’s uncommitted and protective climate policy position stemmed from how the country saw itself as an ever-developing nation as well as Turkey’s coal-oriented energy policies. This chapter spotlights the policies and conflicts underpinning Turkish environmental and climate politics. The major dynamics of the recent decline of environmental protection as well as the main challenges for the future are discussed.
Item Type: Book Section / Chapter
Divisions: Istanbul Policy Center
Depositing User: Ümit Şahin
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2023 22:12
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 22:12

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