Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum stated at the London Climate Ministers Meeting that to ensure sustainable development, it is essential for countries to implement climate change adaptation actions that will be prepared by considering the economic, social, and environmental dimensions.
Minister Kurum attended the "London Climate Ministers Meeting" hosted by Alok Sharma, Chairman of the 26th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (COP26), in England.
In his speech here, Mr. Kurum stated that, regardless of the level of development, all countries are exposed to the negative effects of climate change in different dimensions. Even if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, negative effects will continue to be seen.
He stated that it is essential for countries to implement climate change adaptation actions, which will be prepared by taking into account the economic, social, and environmental dimensions to ensure sustainable development. Mr. Kurum emphasized that it is inevitable to implement new approaches in future plans.
Noting that it is essential to prepare harmonization and action plans that address local conditions, Mr. Kurum said, "No matter the scale, adaptation actions should adopt an integrated approach that addresses all sectors together. Energy, industry, agriculture, urbanization should all be combined with an integrated approach. I think we should adopt it.”
Minister Kurum stated that it is important to include local governments in the process while planning adaptation actions to climate change.
Mr. Kurum also used the following statements in his Twitter post regarding the meeting:
"In the first session, where we discussed protecting people and nature from the effects of climate change and expanding adaptation, we underlined the importance of implementing adaptation actions for countries that are exposed to the negative effects of climate change, regardless of their level of development.
In the second session of the London Environment Ministers Meeting, we talked about the steps to maintain the 1.5-degree temperature target within the scope of the Paris Agreement and the importance of cooperation in this global struggle.