“Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) Experience-Sharing Online Workshop” was held with the participation of 11 metropolitan municipalities (Antalya, Ankara, Bursa, Denizli, Gaziantep, Hatay, İzmir, Kahramanmaraş, Kocaeli, Muğla, Trabzon), 4 district municipalities (Akhisar, Kadıköy, Karşıyaka, Tepebaşı), 2 private sector (Demir Enerji, Venesco), trade association (Chamber of Environmental Eng. İzmir Branch) and NGO (Energy Cities Association) on 21st January 2021.
Municipalities (Bursa, İzmir, Kadıköy, Trabzon, Tepebaşı) which prepared “Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)” shared their experiences in the preparation process of SECAP. The municipalities summarized the work done during the preparation process, the actions taken, the difficulties faced and the lessons learned, and gave other local governments a perspective on this issue.
Local governments shared their opinions in order to disseminate and adopt the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan outputs to other cities and regions, and to transfer their knowledge and experience. In addition to sharing the experiences of local governments regarding climate change, municipalities working on the "Greenhouse Gas Inventory", "Carbon Footprint" and "Energy Action Plan" also contributed to these issues.
Demir Energy emphasized the importance of “carbon reduction strategies in urban areas”, “GHG emissions by sector”, “green infrastructure”, “smart growth”, “Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan”, “Social and Economic Impacts in Climate Change of Turkey”, “Global Effort Local Actions on the Climate Crisis” and “handling climate adaptation studies with a coordinated and holistic approach”.
The representative of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Directorate of Clean Energy and Climate Change was mentioned the details of Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) of Antalya, which was prepared in 2012 including the 2020 targets, and the point reached in the preparation process of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP). Antalya Metropolitan Municipality was the first city in Turkey to set out a Sustainable Energy Action Plan and it has integrated the fight against climate change into its sustainability policy. The new SECAP sets out how much reduction in CO2 should be reached by 2030 and 2050 in line with criteria laid down by the Covenant of Mayors of which the municipality is a member.