WHAT WE DO
Lets think, question, debate, innovate and act together
while tackling the climate crisis.
As the Istanbul Climate Academy, we believe in the urgency to unite in order to transform society towards a low carbon future. We will contribute through our blogs, podcasts, research, trainings and projects to increase awareness and competencies.
We are excited at the prospect of sharing our knowledge and expertise with professionals and citizens alike who are inspired to learn how climate change impacts the world we live in and what we can do about it.
The Paris Accord* is the driving principle of the Istanbul Climate Academy. It is a landmark International Accord which adopted by almost 200 countries and thus unites almost all the world's nations to solve the climate crisis.
The Academy wholeheartedly supports the official theme of COP26**: “Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change” and will align its resources in support of it.
Who can be a Part of the Climate Academy?
The Academy engages businesses, policymakers, scientists, youth, concerned citizens, vulnerable groups and journalists on a range of issues touching on climate change and sustainable development.
Everyone who strives to attain to mobilize and act for a low carbon future.
Are you curious and feel the need to ask questions about the climate crisis?
The adverse impacts of climate change is one of the largest threats to the existence of our planet, all that lives within and especially to the survival of the human species.
Change and transformation have become key words in a world faced with the threats of climate change exacerbated by unsustainable and inequitable patterns of development. Development that results in immense income disparities between countries, within regions, among gender groups and underprivileged groups coupled with unprecedented impacts of climate change has become the biggest challenge of the 21st century.
As a consequence of these challenges and ever increasing risks most of us feel restless, hopeless and concerned about the future.
Businesses, governments, citizens, students and children are asking questions about what the future entails.
There is a desire to be more informed and educated about current facts and future challenges in order to make the right decisions and to increase our resilience.
Do we have answers to these questions? Not entirely. We are still in search of answers and need to inquire, learn, discuss, design, innovate until we know what to expect, how to become more resilient, how to adapt to potential threats, how to change our behavior and thoughts about business-as-usual, how to think out of the box. This is an ongoing process where we need to improve our knowledge and skill base.
Questions to Which we Seek Answers to in our Trainings:
What are impacts of the climate change?
How can we adapt to climate risks?
Why a zero carbon economy?
How can we unite to act?
How can we attain the SDGs?
What role does technology play?
How is carbon financing relevant?
What is the importance of behavioral change
Will small changes make a difference?
Increased Understanding of Climate Change;
Better knowledge on expected risks and opportunities;
Adequate Skill Sets
Improved skills to prepare adaptation plans;
Improved Knowledge & Skills for Low Carbon Transition
inter-linkages between SDGs and climate change;
Understanding Commitments of Paris Agreement;
Re-establishing human capabilities in the face of change;
Building networking & trust among different groups