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UNCCD COP12 is taking place in Ankara

UNCCD COP12 is taking place in Ankara

The Turkish Government will have the privilege to host the 12th Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification  (UNCCD COP12) in Ankara on 12-23 October 2015. The Conference is taking place at a pivotal time:  It is just after the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda,  Follow up […]

International Desertification Photo Contest

International Desertification Photo Contest

On the occasion of UNCCD COP12,  a photography contest is being holding. The contest is organized in cooperation with the Federation Internationale de l’art Photographique (FIAP), Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey(PAFT), Ankara Photographic Art Society (PAS) and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification(UNCCD) secretariat. The objective of the photo contest is to send a strong […]

Geological Evaluation of Borehole Thermal Energy Storage Potential of Turkey

Geological Evaluation of Borehole Thermal Energy Storage Potential of Turkey

Geological Evaluation of Borehole Thermal Energy Storage Potential of Turkey Aysegul Cetin-Bank of Provinces Inc. Com., Ankara-Halime Paksoy- Cukurova University,  Adana-Yusuf Kagan Kadioglu –Ankara University Faculty of Eng. Geol. Dept., Ankara, Turkey Keywords: Turkey’s General Geology, Borehole Thermal Energy Storage, Shallow Geothermal Energy  SUMMARY Turkey is located on suture zone between Europe and Asia. Turkey’s […]

Supporting Forest Based Technology as Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Entrepreneurs

1.     Importance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Entrepreneurs Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs are crucial for tracing new paths to more sustainable and inclusive growth, thanks to their role in developing and diffusing innovation and providing employment. However, they can only fulfill this role if they obtain the finance necessary to […]

Silva Mediterranea- UNCCD COP12

Silva Mediterranea- UNCCD COP12

“The Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions – Silva Mediterranea” which is a statutory body of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that facilitates dialog and cooperation on Mediterranean forests. It has 27 state members plus the European Union, spanning three of FAO’s Regional Forestry Commissions: the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission, […]

​On the Road to Ankara: a Declaration of Intent to help address land degradation

​On the Road to Ankara: a Declaration of Intent to help address land degradation

Bonn, 13/05/15 The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Turkish Ministry of Forests and Water Affairs (MoFWA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have joined forces to address the pressing challenge of global land degradation. The agreement was formalised in a Declaration of Intent that supports collaboration in the lead-up to […]

Rabat: The City of Storks

Rabat: The City of Storks

  Last week (25-30 January 2015) with the invitation of FAO Silva Mediterranea Secretariat,   I visited to Rabat/Morocco in order to participate the Steering Committee of the FFEM project and CPMF Steering Committee. We also had time to discuss Mediterranean side event and pavilion during the World Forestry Congress in Durban, Presentation of the new […]

Shallow Geothermal Applications in Turkey

Shallow Geothermal Applications in Turkey

Keywords: Shallow geothermal, geothermal heat pump, thermal response test Aysegul Cetin1, Halime Paksoy2 1Bank of Provinces Inc. Com., Ankara, Turkey 2 Cukurova/University, 01330 Adana, Turkey aysegulcetin32@gmail.com Abstract Exploiting geothermal resources of Turkey has become more important than ever. Within this context interest in shallow geothermal is increasing. Geothermal Heat Pump – GHP applications are seen in […]

How is the structure in Morocco related to forests?

How is the structure in Morocco related to forests?

Mr. Hicham Mharzi Alaoui from Morocco- Mr. İsmail Belen from Turkey     Moroccan government forest lands cover nine million hectares of which 5.8 million are forests; including scrub-land and the remaining 3.2 million are Alfa grass. The forest sector has always been an important contributor to Morocco’s economy and provides a source of economic […]

Cooperation between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan at the field of Forestry

Cooperation between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan at the field of Forestry

In 2014 I visited to Kyrgyzstan in order to join the Training Workshop on Watershed Management, 19-21 May 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. At the beginning of this workshop I made this following opening speech on behalf of Turkish side which has brief information about Turkish-Kyrgyz Relations on Forestry. As 18th of January, I add new information […]

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