CONFERENCE ON IPA 2 MECHANISM FOR CSOS

On 15-16 September, a two-day Conference on IPA 2 mechanism for CSOs was held in Skopje. The conference was part of the “IPA 2 mechanism for CSOs” project, funded by the European Union within the IPA program for supporting civil society and the media. At the opening session Mr. Nicolas Bartolini, representing the European Union[…..]

MEETING WITH THE NEW MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL PLANNING

On 14.09.2016, the Minister of Environment and Physical Planning, Mr. Bashkim Ameti held a meeting with representatives of civil society organisations that work on environmental issues. The aim of the event was for the new Minister to meet the organisations active in the field of environment and to hear more about their projects and initiatives[…..]

Article 80: An Article which makes up a whole new Act (No. 6745)

On 20 August 2016, the Turkish parliament passed Law No. 6745 which is a “bag law” covering many issues related to investments. Article 80 of the law has raised serious concern among the public and is specifically protested by many environmentalists. This article will potentially lead to exemptions from licences, permissions and appropriations to projects[…..]

Turkey’s largest environmental law suit: Artvin Cerattepe against the Gold Mine

On 19 September 2016, Turkey’s largest environmental trial, which has 751 real and legal entities including TEMA Foundation as complainants and 61 lawyers representing them, was held in Rize Administrative Court. To give a brief introduction about the lawsuit: the struggle in Artvin started in early 90s when gold was first discovered in the area.[…..]

September 15th on Green Wave

Green Wave, the radio show produced by the Env.net Team in TEMA Foundation is sponsored by Env.net for the coming two months. September 15th was the 17th broadcast of the series. This week on Green Wave we talked about WWF Turkey’s newly implemented Kaş-Kekova Sustainable Tourism Project. Our guest, Yaprak Arda, WWF Turkey Nature Protection[…..]

September 22nd on Green Wave

Green Wave, the radio show produced by the Env.net Team in TEMA Foundation is sponsored by Env.net for the coming two months. September 22nd was the 18th broadcast of the series. This week on Green Wave we talked about the “Adım Adım Initiative” and TEMA’s own “Fellowship of the Trees” Project. Adım Adım is a[…..]

September 8th on Green Wave

  This week our broadcast was about the newly formed sinkhole in Konya Karapınar and our guests were Assoc. Prof. Fetullah Arık from the Chamber of Geology Engineers’ and Assoc. Prof. Erhan Akça from TEMA’s Science Committee. Prof. Arık stated that although sinkholes are naturally occurring phenomena, the formation of sinkholes in residence areas is[…..]

Seminar on Coal Investments and Human Rights Infringements

On September 7th Env.Net Team Turkey organized a seminar on coal investments in Turkey and related human rights infringements for TEMA’s employees. The presented study was conducted by the Earth Association, which works on issues like climate change, ecological production and eco-villages on a voluntary basis and is formed by academicians and ecological activists. For[…..]

1st of September on Env.net Sponsored Green Wave Radio Show

Green Wave, the radio show produced by the Env.net Team in TEMA Foundation is now sponsored by Env.net for the coming two months. September 1st was the 15th broadcast of the series. This week on Green Wave we talked about Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior, which is going to spend over a week in Turkey’s coasts in September.[…..]