Providing Modeling Support for Turkey's First National
Communication to the UNFCCC
Background: In 2004, the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) had started
preparations for submitting the first National Communication to the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) led the activities
on updating Turkey’s Greenhouse and Gas Emissions Projections and
asked Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) for assistance in the
effort. MENR and Argonne had had a long history of successful
collaboration, most recently under a World Bank-funded Energy and Environment Review (EER),
finalized in June 2002. Under that project, Argonne ran several models
to integrate information collected as part of various EER tasks and
analyzed Turkey’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under a number of
When Turkey became a signatory to the UNFCCC on 24 May 2004, it became obliged to submit its First National Communication within 10 months.
Also, MENR had recently updated its energy supply and demand
forecasts. Using this information, and with support from Argonne,
MENR began updating the GHG emissions projections and the
various GHG mitigation scenarios.
This United Nations Development Program (UNDP)-funded activity specifically focused on the
1. Reference Case
2. Low-growth scenario
3. Demand side management (DSM) scenario
4. Scenario on expanded use of cogeneration in industry
5. Scenario on expanded use of renewables
6. Scenario of impacts of nuclear power on GHG emissions
7. Combined scenario
Results were submitted to the UNFCCC in the summer of 2006 as part
of Turkey's emissions inventory report and First National
Communications Report. Finally, Turkey submitted its First National Communication in January 2007.
Model Transfer, Training, and Capacity Building: As part of the
project, Argonne's Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis (CEEESA) transferred the latest version of ENPEP-BALANCE to several
institutions. CEEESA has extensive expertise and experience in
capacity building through the assistance we provide to our ENPEP-BALANCE users around the world in
the form of training and implementation support. For more than 25
years, we have conducted training courses in many locations around
the world and have successfully trained more than 1,300 experts from more
than 90 countries in the use of our tools. ENPEP-BALANCE is actively in use
in many of these countries.
ENPEP-BALANCE training courses and workshops can be tailored to your
specific needs and can last from a few days to a couple
of weeks. Courses can be held at Argonne's facility in the Chicago
area or at your facilities.
Click here for information on past and upcoming training courses or click on the pictures below.
Additional Resources: For more information on this application and the ENPEP-BALANCE model, download the following brochures, presentations, and papers in pdf format:
For more information, contact CEEESA