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Providing Modeling Support for Turkey's First National Communication to the UNFCCC

ENPEP TurkeyBackground: 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 different scenarios.

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 following scenarios:

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.

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