Turkish surroundings and urbanization minister Murat Kurum tweeted Wednesday that the Turkish lawmakers voted unanimously for ratification.
“I wish that this step, which strengthens to our fight against climate change and forms the basis of our 2053 Net Zero vision, will be beneficial,” he stated.
Last month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan introduced on the United Nations General Assembly in New York that he would submit the settlement to parliament.
“We plan to submit the Paris Climate Agreement for the approval of our parliament next month, in line with the constructive steps to be taken and within the framework of our national contribution statement,” Erdogan stated.
“Whoever has done the most damage to nature, to our atmosphere, our water, our soil and the earth, and whoever has wildly exploited natural resources, should also make the greatest contribution to the fight against climate change.”
Local local weather activism teams and enterprise chambers have been supporting Turkey’s ratification forward of the COP 26 local weather summit in Glasgow, Scotland, in early November.
CNN’s Isil Sariyuce reported from Istanbul and Caitlin Hu reported and wrote from New York.