REC (Resource, Environment and Climate Association)


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Resource, Environment and Climate Association (REC) established in order to produce data and information, to facilitate public debate and to formulate public policies in the areas of circular economy, climate change and nature protection in Turkey. REC is an independent, non-profit think tank based in Ankara, Turkey.

REC actively works on thematic areas such as waste management; biodiversity; climate change and clean energy; environmental educational tools; environmental financing; environmental management; law development, enforcement and compliance; local governance; participatory governance and water management.

The REC has an interdisciplinary team of experts from different backgrounds including environmental engineers, industrial engineers, biologists, public policy, international relations and others. REC experts actively involved in projects such as;

  • Waste Management in Turkey – Experiences with Dual Sorting and Current Situation on Raising Public Awareness
  • Waste Management and Climate Change Exhibition
  • EU DG ENV Research on WEEE Generated Methodology and Art.7 Requirements
  • Technical Assistance for Developed Analytical Basis for Formulating Strategies and Actions towards Low Carbon Development
  • Feasibility Study on Current Status of Waste to Energy in Turkey
  • Climate Platform – Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change
  • Technical Assistance for for strengthening the National Nature Protection System for implementation of Natura 2000 requirements
  • Technical Assistance on Increasing the Implementation Capacity of the Seveso II Directive
  • Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Environmental Management in Turkey
  • Capacity Building in the Field of Environment
  • Kocaeli Green House Gas Inventory and Climate Change Action Plan
  • Denizli Green House Gas Inventory and Climate Change Action Plan
  • Creating Low Carbon Pathway via Green Procurement

REC Turkey works closely with all major stakeholders, including the government, NGOs, businesses and the financial sector. Thanks to its non-advocacy and non-partisan character, it has a neutral working relationship with all sectors and stakeholders. In addition to active work on projects, it contributes to ongoing national and international initiatives towards achieving the goals of sustainable development through its various support programmes. REC Turkey believes in the importance of the governance approach and multi-stakeholder participation in environmental decision-making processes.

REC Turkey scope of work covers wide range of services and studies that includes:

  • Resource and Waste Management/Circular Economy: REC Turkey addresses the challenges associated with the negative environmental impacts generated by the use of natural resources; the rising costs of essential raw materials and minerals, their scarcity and price volatility; and the EU’s resource dependency. Activities cover the thematic areas of resource efficiency; waste and circular economy; industrial emissions and sustainable production; and eco-innovation.
  • Climate Change/Low Carbon Development: REC Turkey enhances the integration of climate policy requirements and commitments into national decision-making processes; and promotes sustainable, clean energy management and the rational use of natural resources to pave the way towards a low-carbon society.
  • Biodiversity/Nature Protection:REC Turkey actively promotes public participation and provides assistance in the designation and management of territories and sites with natural values, for example implementing projects on Natura 2000.
  • Education for Sustainable Development: REC Turkey creates specific educational tools promoting sustainable development values through a holistic and interdisciplinary approach; strengthen teacher education through training, the sharing of experience and cooperation; and raise public awareness by developing tools and campaigns to increase public knowledge of sustainable development issues.