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Kuloğlu Mh., Hayriye Cd. No:12,
Beyoğlu/İstanbul, 34425 Turkey

Do you want to contribute to the agenda for climate and ecology movements at European and local scales? Don’t miss our conference on 4th May in Turkey. Register now!

Event Background

Turkey has been seeing the tangible effects of climate change over the last few years, with impacts on food security, the economy, and other broader social ramifications.

Yet there is no solution-oriented action due to resistance by policy-makers and a lack of public awareness. There is particularly a lack of clarity in the debate regarding the link between urban and local ecological deterioration and climate change, and the effects of climate change on the local level. There is also an absence of understanding on how political decisions and action at an international level relate to the local level.

About the Event

Held in coordination with our partner Yesil Dusunce Dernegi, this national conference will offer a different perspective on climate change, connecting society, movements, communication and green politics. It aims to build capacities and raise awareness of the effects of climate change, local actions and green policy alternatives in the field.

It will bring together the agenda for the climate and ecology movements on both European and local levels, and provide networking opportunities.

In particular, the conference will focus on:

  • Opportunities to identify and compare relationships between mitigation and adaptation policies at national and local levels, and the obligations and potential they offer.
  • Develop awareness and comprehension of European policy proposals regarding climate change and encourage political debate that includes the Turkism perspective on the issue.
  • Establish solidarity networks between local movements directly affected by environmental disasters and those affected by ill-conceived fossil-fuel projects.


The working language of the conference will be Turkish.

10.00-10: 45 | Climate Policies

Moderator: Barış Gençer Baykan / Yeditepe University – Green Thought Association

Omer Madra / Açık Radyo
Kelsey DePorte / FYEG (European Young Greens) Climate Campaigner

10: 45-11.00 | Break

11: 00-11: 45 | Climate Law

Moderator: Serkan Köybaşı / Bahcesehir University – Green Thought Association

Gökşen Şahin / People’s Climate Case
Serde Atalay / Ecology Collective Association

11: 45-12.00 | Break

12: 00-13: 00 | Activism / Communication/ Campaigning

Teo Commet / FYEG Secretary General
XR (Extenction Rebellion) International
13: 00-14: 00 | Lunch

14: 00-16: 00 | Forum

XR Turkey (Extinction Rebellion / Rebellion Extinction)
FFF Turkey (Fridays For Future Turkey)
PFF Turkey (Parents For Future)
Local Movements
Climate Activists

Parallel Sessions:

10.00-13.00 | Informatics Education-kidsistanbul

This event will last for 3 hours and is suitable for children between the ages of 10-15.


This conference is free and open to all. However, registration is required.

Please register via this form that can be found here. 


Kuloğlu Mh., Hayriye Cd. No:12,
Beyoğlu/İstanbul, 34425 Turkey

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