COP26 President Alok Sharma will take a look at with Türkiye from Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 July.

  • His 2nd take a look at with to Türkiye follows the COP26 Convention in Glasgow in November last twelve months, where nearly 200 international locations agreed the Glasgow Local climate Pact to carry the objective of limiting global warming to 1.5 C above pre-industrial ranges in attain

  • Mr Sharma will take a look at with Kalyon Enerji’s 1.35GW Karapinar photo voltaic project. This is the largest photo voltaic facility in Türkiye and has been supported by bigger than £217 million price of UK government backing.

COP26 President Alok Sharma will take a look at with Türkiye from Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 July to growth and reinforce transport of the landmark Glasgow Local climate Pact, following COP26 held in Glasgow last twelve months.

Mr Sharma’s take a look at with to Türkiye will proceed the work of the UK COP Presidency to press for updated native climate commitments from all international locations earlier than COP27 in Egypt, aligned with the necessary objective of limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees.

Mr Sharma will meet the Minister for Atmosphere, Urbanisation and Local climate Alternate, the Minister for Vitality and the Minister for Treasury and Finance to discuss about easy guidelines on how to develop on the essential achievements of the COP26 Convention and the arrangement in which the UK and Türkiye can cooperate in handing over ambitious native climate walk.

At some level of his take a look at with, Mr Sharma will additionally maintain an opportunity to take into legend UK-Türkiye collaboration in walk, visiting a photograph voltaic farm which represents UK Export Finance’s largest ever snort for a photograph voltaic project (£217m). Identical to over 4,600 football pitches in dimension, Türkiye’s largest photo voltaic energy plant will ship easy electrical energy to roughly 2m Turkish households when completed in expressionless 2022.

Before his take a look at with Mr Sharma stated:

I am very gratified to be in Türkiye for the 2nd time in precisely over a twelve months. In 2022, it is necessary that every one international locations honour the commitments made in the Glasgow Local climate Pact to bolster and revisit their 2030 emissions cut worth targets this twelve months.

The transition to scrub vitality economies is accelerating world wide, alongside with in Türkiye. I welcome the commitment from President Erdogan in direction of native climate walk, alongside with a 2053 get zero emissions commitment, and take into legend forward to seeing an updated NDC later this twelve months.

At some level of my take a look at with, I take into legend forward to speaking with my Turkish counterparts and discussing how we can reinforce the advance of a green finance ecosystem in Türkiye, alongside with the most unique £217m of UK export finance which is able to assist accomplish Türkiye’s largest photo voltaic facility powering two million households.

Notes to Editors

  • The 26th Convention of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Local climate Alternate (UNFCCC), COP26 took set up November 1-12, 2021, in Glasgow, UK.

  • The UK holds the Presidency except COP27 in Egypt later this twelve months and will plot to make certain that guarantees on emission reductions are fulfilled to carry 1.5C alive; commitments on adaptation and loss and damage are honoured; commitments to get finance flowing are kept and that its inclusive Presidency continues.

  • On 15 November 2021, Britain’s World Trade Secretary announced over £217 million price of presidency backing for the largest photo voltaic facility in Türkiye because the UK began to ship on pledges made at COP26.  UK Export Finance’s backing for Kalyon Enerji’s 1.35GW Karapinar photo voltaic project is the largest-ever snort it has offered for a photograph voltaic project.

  • The UK additionally announced a 2.1 billion Euro loan to fund the advance of over five hundred kilometres of high-tear electric line between Ankara and Izmir. This is the largest ever non-defence deal in the historic previous of UK Export Finance. The UK’s ‘Exim Monetary institution’, will finance the advance of this longest high-tear rail project in Türkiye.

  • The UK government has additionally been working the Local climate Finance Accelerator Programme in Türkiye since 2021, to bolster Türkiye’s constructing of low carbon initiatives.

Published 4 July 2022