EnvIronmentalIst Heroes Competed In the Carbon SummIt
Apr 20, 2016

3rd Carbon Summit was held by Sustainable Production and Consumption Association (SPCA) at Ayazağa Campus of Istanbul Technical University with the support of International Emission Trading Association (IETA), ITU Arı Technopolis and ITUNOVA TTO.


In the summit, the issues such as how Turkey will act about global warming, how Paris Climate Agreement will be implemented in Turkey, climate finance and green growth suggestions for Turkey were discussed.

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The institutions and organizations reducing carbon emissions were awarded with the title “Low Carbon Heroes” in the summit where the students at ITU Development Foundation Kindergarten drew the attention to global warming with Little Carbon Heroes activity.

Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca: Let’s avoid being climate refugees.

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Speaking at the opening of Summit, our Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca stated that humankind should adapt to nature so as not to be climate refugees.

A lecturer at ITU and Vice-President of Sustainable Production and Consumption Association (SPCA), Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu stated that the individuals and institutions could move forward with sustainable living culture for the fight against global warming.

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The Companies Competed to Be Low Carbon Hero

In the summit where 58 projects from Turkey or abroad were evaluated, 19 companies, institutions and individuals, attracting attention with their success, took their Low Carbon Heroes Award from Prof. Dr. Mustafa Öztürk, Undersecretary of Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning.

Those who won Low Carbon Heroes Award:


Gulf Energy

Hexagon Solid Waste Management

DB Agricultural Energy

Borusan EnBW Energy

Balabanlı Wind Energy Plant

Turkish Airlines

Zorlu Energy Group


Esan Eczacıbaşı

Enat Industrial Tree

Dow Turkey

Green Chemicals

Garanti Bank

Turkey Industrial Development Bank

International Clean Energy Partnership Foundation Climate Technology Center

Rutgers EcoComplex

Dr. Seyed Shariatipour