Turkey gets the second place of the Fossil of the Day award

Europe in transition| Global transition

After Belgium on Monday, another european country has been awarded for his reluctance to take climate action : Turkey, already famous for being a coal champion.

While other developing nations like Mexico, the Philippines and the 43 members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum are bringing lots of positive leadership to the table, Turkey is making a Goose of itself.

Its pretty clear Turkey’s role at these discussions is aimed at extracting as much climate finance as possible. However, its national climate action plan (or INDC) commits Turkey to a 100% increase in greenhouse gas emissions (on 2013 levels)! You could call that money for nothing.

About the fossils: The Fossil of the Day awards were first presented at the climate talks in 1999, in Bonn, initiated by the German NGO Forum. During United Nations climate change negotiations (www.unfccc.int), members of the Climate Action Network (CAN), vote for countries judged to have done their ‘best’ to block progress in the negotiations in the last days of talks.  


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