Climate Change and Industry


When climate change and the policies and measures related to it are evaluated, it is seen that from the perspective of an industrialist, one of the most important topics is the reduction of greenhouse gas emisions, which induce climate change. In addition to the fore-running producers of greenhouse gases, or the combustion driven energy-intensive sectors, greenhouse gases are emitted from a variety production processes. So, in industry, the reduction of greenhouse gas emission (and energy consumption) per unit product contitutes a part of the actions aimed at climate change as well as supports the process of fulfillment of related obligations.

The adaptation to climate change is the applied process of struggling with the effects of climate events, the stengthening of the ability to procure and to control benefits from these changes (UNDP United Nations Development Programme, Adaptation Policy Frameworks).

Hence industrial adaptation makes a priority of taking precautions against factors expected to arise due to climate change, factors which may directly affect production and competitive edge in a negative way. The expected decrease in productşon inputs (water, raw-materials, energy, etc) and thus the resulting rise in cost have placed industrialists in a risky position.

The Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change Joint Programme was implemented as a joint programme pertaining to industrialists in which said programme included putting strong emphasis on the risks industrialists are faced with as well as on the Eco-efficiency (Cleaner Production) Programme.