Abstract—Turkey, representing a developing country, is on
the way to plan its adaptation activities within the context of
climate change effects. This study initially proposes the main
sectors under which associated adaptation practices and related
action plans be listed according to the country’s needs. Turkey
bears 25 river basins out of which 17 are coastal watersheds.
Another important characteristic of the country is that it stands
variable and different climatic conditions as it is located at a
transient region between Europe and Asia continents. As such,
sectoral-based adaptation action plans against climate change
will differ in the basins of the country according to sectoral
vulnerability analyses. Upon detailed investigation of
sectoral-based adaptation action plans of 7 countries (Germany,
France, Spain, Italy and Denmark from Europe, USA from
America and Kenya from the Africa continent), 12 main sectors
are selected for Turkey and urgent climate change adaptation
actions are stated under each sector. The selection criteria
involved geographical location and features of Turkey,
prevailing environmental problems, climatic conditions,
land-use activities, urbanization level, technical and economic
development level together with socio-economic structure and
financial development of the country.
Index Terms—Adaptation practices, climate change, EU strategies, sectoral based action plans, Turkey.
A. Tanik is with the Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Ayazaga Campus, 34469, Maslak-Istanbul, Turkey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
D. Tekten was with ITU during 2014-2016. She is now with Greif FPS Turkey Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Aysegul Tanik and Deniz Tekten, "Planning Climate Change Adaptation Activities for Turkey," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 258-265, 2018.