Sustainability in Energy and Buildings: Research Advances ISSN 2054-3743

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 1 Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2012 - Short Papers
Article TitleAs an EU Candidate country Turkey's industralization and Carbon dioxide emissions
Primary AuthorErhan Atay, Department of Economics, 22800, Edirne (Turkey)
Pages 1 - 12
Article ID seb12w-001
Publication Date 13-Dec-12

Industrialization is Turkey’s chosen instrument for economic development. The import-substitution development strategy followed up to 1980 was designed to make the country an independent producer of manufactured goods. One of the potential negative side of industrialization in Turkey would be significant increase in CO2  emissions. This is indeed a major concern, especially given the recent focus in the region on energy-intensive industries and construction which are not particularly friendly environmentally. Carefully balanced industrial planning can allow  manufacturing and  increase without significantly contributing to accelerated growth in COemissions. The main objective of the paper is to investigate how to allocate industrial sources to effectively meet targets of environmental protection in the EU and its candidate member Turkey.

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Remarks Presented as a poster at KES Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 3-5 September 2012, Stockholm, Sweden