The Role of Civil Society and Media in International Climate Change Negotiations - 21 December 2018

The Role of Civil Society and Media in International Climate Change Negotiations

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) held a panel discussion on “The Role of Civil Society and Media in International Climate Change Negotiations” on Friday, 21 December between 10:00-13:00 at Kadir Has University (Hall B-522).

The aim of the panel is to reflect on of this year’sConvention on Climate Change (COP), which has been organized regularly for 24 years. Composed of civil society and media representatives, and academics that attended COP24 in Katowice, Poland this December, the discussion and debate seeked to address the following questions:

  • Why are the public, local governments, non-governmental organizations, media representatives, youth, farmers, business people interested in this conference?
  • What kind of measures are being taken to reduce risks and mitigate the climate crisis where climate change poses a serious threat?
  • What kind of a road has Turkey been following while providing a large delegation to participate in the negotiations?
  • How do other stakeholders from Turkey contribute to the international process and what steps do they take when they return to the country?
  • What are the country’s and society’s obligations stemming from this conference?

Panelists

  • Melis Alphan, Journalist
  • Semra Cerit, Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Sicence, Marmara University
  • Özgür Gürbüz, Civil Society and Media Relations, Energy Analyst, Center for International and European Studies (CIES)
  • Cansın Leylim, Global Projects Manager, 350.org
  • Sibel Sezer, PhD, Senior Associate, Center for International and European Studies (CIES), (Moderator)

The event held in Turkish and was open to public.

"İklim Değişikliği mi, İklim Krizi mi? Bu Mesele Bize Kutup Ayıları Kadar Uzak" [Climate Change or Climate Crisis? Is This Far Away From Us Like Polar Bears]
by Nurcan Çalışkan
Sivil Sayfalar
22 December 2018

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