Ministry Selects The Most Eco-Friendly Mediterranean City

We Choose The Most Eco-Friendly Mediterranean City
We Choose The Most Eco-Friendly Mediterranean City

In the post made by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change on the official social media account regarding the Istanbul Environment Awards, “We choose the most environmentally friendly Mediterranean city. For the Istanbul Environmentally Friendly Cities Award, organized by our Ministry, to which towns, districts, provinces and metropolitan municipalities of countries with a coast on the Mediterranean can apply; application deadline: April 30, and December 2023 for the award ceremony. In the statement made by the Ministry, “An environmentally friendly Mediterranean city; It is a coastal city that is compatible with the sea, uses its resources efficiently, fairly and sustainably, reduces its impact on the sea and coastal environment and climate change, and manages the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. it was said.

In the post made by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change on the official social media account regarding the Istanbul Environment Awards, “We choose the most environmentally friendly Mediterranean city. For the Istanbul Environmentally Friendly Cities Award, organized by our Ministry, to which towns, districts, provinces and metropolitan municipalities of countries with a coast on the Mediterranean can apply; application deadline: April 30, and December 2023 for the award ceremony.

The "Istanbul Environmentally Friendly Cities Award" ceremony, which will be a party to the Barcelona Convention and will be attended by all countries with a coast on the Mediterranean, will be held in December 2023. For the application of the “Istanbul Environmentally Friendly Cities Award” funded by the State of the Republic of Turkey, the countries with a coast on the Mediterranean; All towns, districts, provinces and metropolitan municipalities can apply. The award ceremony, where applications will end on April 30, 2023, will be held in December 2023.

The Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change meticulously carries out its strategy to protect nature, the environment and its seas due to the pollution experienced in the environment, nature, soil and seas. In this context, the Ministry continues its efforts to prevent pollution in the Mediterranean, protect sea creatures and reduce the effects of climate change.

In the statement made by the Ministry, it was stated that the award of the Istanbul Environmentally Friendly Cities Award, financed by the Republic of Turkey, was decided at the 2013th Meeting of the Parties to the Barcelona Convention on the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Environment and Coastal Zone held in Istanbul in 18 (COP 18).

According to the statement, “The application of integrated coastal zone management principles in urban planning, the introduction of green technologies on environmental pollution reduction efforts, commitment to an eco-system-based management policy of human activities, with a commitment to promote environmentally friendly cities and an integrated approach to urban settlement planning and construction. It is envisaged that the 'Environmentally Friendly City' award will be given within the scope of accepting and encouraging the valuable efforts in this direction and developing cooperation with the local governments of coastal cities.” it was said.

“Town, district, province and metropolitan municipalities of countries on the Mediterranean coast can apply for the award”

The Istanbul Environmentally Friendly City Award reiterated its call to appreciate the roles and contributions of cities and local governments in the realization of a healthy Mediterranean and coastal vision within the scope of the United Nations (UN) Environment Program-Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP-MAP).

“An environmentally friendly Mediterranean city; It is a coastal city that is compatible with the sea, uses its resources efficiently, fairly and sustainably, reduces its impact on the sea and coastal environment and climate change, and manages the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Town, district, province and metropolitan municipalities of countries on the Mediterranean coast can apply for the award.”

In the statement, the aims of the award are; “Encouraging local authorities to move towards a more environmentally friendly future; enabling local governments to act as role models to inspire other cities and raise awareness of the quality of the environment in their cities.” was stated.

“At the meeting in Antalya in 2021, First Lady Erdoğan presented an award to the Municipality of Malaga, Spain”

In the statement, it was reminded that the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) of the Convention on the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution was held in Antalya between 07-10 December 2021. It was stated that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's esteemed spouses Emine Erdoğan presented the award to Deputy Mayor Gemma del Corral Parra on behalf of the Malaga Municipality of Spain at the Istanbul Environmentally Friendly Cities Award ceremony held within the framework of the conference.

Günceleme: 29/11/2022 15:44

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