Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change Participatory Vulnerability Analysis



In the Fourth Evaluation Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) it is indicated that temperatures in Turkey, on average, are estimated to increase by 2.5-4 degrees celsius. The IPCC report and other national and international scientific modeling studies demonstrate that Turkey will get hotter, more arid and unstable in terms of precipitation patterns in the near future.

This document is the result of a participatory vulnerability analysis (PVA) carried out in 11 provinces in Turkey from 2009-2010. It analyzed the impacts on relevant sectors or themes in changing climate conditions, sustainability levels of ecosystem services and natural resources, and the preparedness level against natural disasters originating from the climate was observed. These results represent an important input to the development of a national adaptation strategy for Turkey.

This report describes the methodology, conclusion, and recommendation associated with the PVA. Such information is vital to identify and prioritize adaptation strategies as well as develop a national policy framework for managing the risks associated with climate change.

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