Cities for COPs Project

A Municipal Climate Action

Cities for COPs Project

A Municipal Climate Action

Cities for COPs Project

A Municipal Climate Action

Cities for COPs Project

A Municipal Climate Action

Cities for COPs Project

A Municipal Climate Action

Cities for COPs Project

A Municipal Climate Action

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About clımate change


“A change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.”

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


The decision-making body responsible for monitoring and reviewing the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It brings together the 197 nations and territories that have signed on to the Framework Convention. The COP has met annually since 1995. The 21st Session of the COP (COP21), held in Paris, France, in December 2015, was historic in its outcome – the first international climate agreement.


70% of cities are already dealing with the effects of climate change, and nearly all are at risk. Over 90% of all urban areas are coastal, putting most cities on Earth at risk of flooding from rising sea levels and powerful storms. (C40)


Municipalities are directly accountable to their constituents for their decisions, and are more nimble than state and national elected officials to take decisive action—often with immediate and impactful results. What our cities do individually and in unison to address climate change can set the agenda for communities and governments everywhere. (C40)

About C4COP


EWC Labs are small teams engaged in dynamic interactions and using an experimental, prototyping approach instead of a rigid, planning based approach to innovation. In these Labs, alumni connect and apply theory learned in their past EWC training, incoming fellows develop experience to ground their learning at EWC, while potential future fellows increase their interest in EWC”

Lance Boyd – Senior Experiential Leadership Education Specialist

For detailed info about EWC Lab Program, click here.

  • Kadıköy Municipality is one of the biggest metropolitan sub-provincial municipalities in Turkey. It is the only municipality conducting an integrated municipal climate action. However, like in the case of the other municipal climate practices in the country; Kadıköy is not well-integrated with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Summits neither.

  • Our goal is to build a climate action team in Kadıköy Municipality Environmental Affairs Department that is able to monitor and report UN Climate Summits annually.

  • We will use non-fomal educational method practices that are harmonized those are being used in USA and EU non-formal educational programs. System Dynamics will be the maestro of these educational orchestra

  • We actively support solidarity with strategic thinking and access to transformative resources to enable systematic resolutions.


Our multidisciplinar team combines experience with passion, creativity, and dedication. Our team works by weekly meetings. From national to international, is committed to introducing best global climate solutions to the national community.


Main Coordinator

He is a senior Environmental Engineering student at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. His freshman year he became involved with the European Students’ Forum (AEGEE), which changed his life and set him on his current path. Through this organization he has participated in several international youth programs with different foci including topics on environment and democracy. After his effort on spreading World Climate Simulation in Turkey, Climate Interactive has appointed him as one of the seven program ambassadors around the world. Recently, he works in a climate change and renewable energy consulting firm Life Enerji in Ankara.


Content Manager

Ali Cem completed his third year studying environmental engineering at Middle East Technical University. He interested in sustainability and renewable energy which motivated him to study in environmental engineering department. During his education, he increased his knowledge about carbon economy, climate change and energy efficiency. Upon his graduation, he wants to focus on renewable energy & climate change and find a position in renewable energy sector. Recently he works in a water and waste water consulting firm.


Public Relations Director

He completed his master degree in the department of International Relations at Yaşar University after he had graduated from Izmir University of Economics as having his bachelor degree in the department of International Relations. Since 2013, he has been writing in Mersin Kent Haber and various internet platforms regarding his interest areas. He also started his PhD in the department of Sociology at the Middle East Technical University and has been specifically focusing on the nexus of migration and climate change. In 2017, he won an article competition and was rewarded by Climate Tracker, Yeşil Gazete and Heinrich Böll Stiftung in order to participate in The Bonn Climate Change Conference as an observant journalist. Later, he became one of the organizers of “The World Climate Simulation Izmir 2017” and took the role of Secretary-General in the sessions of this simulation.



She is a MSc. student in the Department of Civil Engineering – Division of Water Resources at Middle East Technical University, Ankara. She had started studying on the climate-related subjects when she was undergraduate and day-by-day she became more enthusiastic about this field. Now, she is studying on “The Effects of Climate Change on Hydrologic Regime” as her master thesis. She is also a member of METU Green Campus Society carrying out studies about sustainability. And currently, she works at The Chamber of Civil Engineers – Ankara Branch as a Research Assistant.



She is a senior student at Chemical Engineerin department at METU. Animals and nature are her special interests, and she desires to use her education to make the world a better place for everykind.



She is a senior student at Environmental Engineering Depatment of METU. Since she is curios about environmental issues such as global warming, ozone depletion and climate change, she decides to go in for environment-related projects as a candidate of environmental engineers. She was one of the facilitators of Climate Simulation Program. She wants to work in a wastewater treatment plant as she continues to work for these projects.



She is a senior year student at METU Environmental Engineering department. During her education life, she took part in Change for Climate Project which broadened her horizon and she increased her knowledge about climate change and world climate simulation. Furthermore, she became involved with the Design Factory at METU in 2017 Spring and she obtain informations about renewable energy sector. Also, she focused on improvement and optimization in the life cycle of wind power plant together with her teammates and GAMA Holding and they built a prototype in accordance with this purpose. Moreover, she attended to trainings and congresses like ÇEVKE 2017 and 12th National Environmental Engineering Congress. Also, during her internship, she learned sewage network and treatment plant design. After her graduation, she plans to work on climate change, renewable energy and sustainability.



Hatice is a 4th year Environmental Engineering Student at Middle East Technical University. Previously she was a participant in the world climate simulation, and this participation made her aware of climate change. In the future, she is planning to make education and business life on climate change, renewable energy and sustainability. This time, she will serve as facilitator in this project.



Aydolu is a junior environmental engineering student in Middle East Technical University. Her main focuses are energy efficiency, renewable sources and climate change. Her concerns about today and possible future consequences of climate change has prompted her to take action. She was one of the facilators in Climate Simulation Program and attended trainings such as, The Future of Renewable Energy and Solar Vision and Solar Energy Activism in Villages under the name of Green Climate Green City Project in İzmir.



Betim is a senior Environmental Engineering student at the Middle East Technical University. She believes in a sustainable world, which humanity needs, and this thought has been the centerpiece to learn her future profession. After the graduation, she plans to expand her horizon with the further education about sustainability and climate change.



Melih is newly graduate architect from Middle East Technical University and he had spent his last four years by actively working for promotional duties for different NGOs and university clubs such as European Students’ Forum (AEGEE), Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (AISEC) and Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) both in Turkey and Poland. He participated in Erasmus student exchange program for a year in Poland. Upon his graduation, he wants go deeper into “green design” via a master degree program in Europe.


We are working with two precious trainers from System Thinking Association who have been involved all the programs within C4C Project. They have a critical mission which is building analyzing skills among the participants before going deeper into climate change topic.


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