A study commissioned by the Heinrich Böll Foundation found that the OECD's infrastructure investment advice to the G20 finance track lacks coherence with sustainable development and is “out of sync” with recent achievements of the global community.
Currently, up to 4 million trees are cleared in connection to the construction of the 3rd Bosphorus bridge and a new airport, and this might just be the beginning. Against the background of this threat, Turkish environmentalists have organized protests and taken up the fight against deforestation. Due to problems with democratic decision-making and the rule of law, civil society efforts have so far shown very limited results. One of the pressing questions of the future, therefore, will be which other options are available to civil society to respond to the threat of deforestation.
To assess the impact of the EU environmental acquis in the context of the EU-Turkey accession negotiations and reinforce networks between European and Turkish environmental civil society actors, a delegation of Turkish legal experts, parliamentarians, academics and environmental activists visited Brussels between 26th and 29th January 2016.
Die kommenden Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung werden danach streben, die Ökosysteme zu schützen, Ressourcen zu bewahren und Millionen von Menschen aus der Armut zu befreien. Jetzt geht es darum, sie zu erweitern.