We provide advisory services to help create sustainable societies and resilient structures by supporting our clients to better understand their environmental impacts. We work in the fields of energy, air quality, environmental protection, sustainable finance, climate change, low carbon development and resilient cities.
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Istanbul Climate Change Action Plan, Turkey
The objective is to prepare Istanbul's climate change action plan in seven work packages; designing a road map, calculating the carbon footprint of Istanbul, estimating future climate scenarios of the region, assessing current and future vulnerabilities, establishing long lasting stakeholder dialogue, preparing the climate action plan, and planning of awareness raising activities.
The project consists of the identification and selection of suitable measures to reduce Istanbul’s greenhouse gas emissions stemming from transportation, energy, industry, residential housing, commercial buildings and waste management activities, as well as determining the most feasible and urgent actions for adapting the city’s infrastructure and competencies to the changing climate for its water resources management, biodiversity, forests and land use change, public health and urban infrastructure.
For this mission, we advised the municipality for the development of a full scale climate change mitigation and adaptation action plan by developing the overall action plan methodology, bringing key local actors together for enhanced dialogue, organising capacity building activities, contributing to awareness raising activities, identifying major risks and opportunities for each vulnerable sector, determining critical infrastructure, formulating potential adaptation measures to ensure business continuity in close link with disaster risk management, identifying carbon reducing actions to address emission hot spots and integrating mitigation and adaptation measures into a time schedule with responsibilities.
External link: https://www.iklim.istanbul/
EHS Assessment of an Electronic Waste Recycling Facility, Turkey
The objective is to identify the level of environmental compliance of an electronic waste management facility located. The audit checked the achievements of the company toward best waste management practices with regard to electrical and electronic devices, primary and secondary batteries. Apart from regulatory compliance, environmental precautions, occupational health and safety measures are evaluated in detail. The mission also included the overall mapping of e-waste and battery recycling activities in Turkey, understanding the collection and transportation patterns and trends, recycling and disposal activities.
Strategic Road Map for Istanbul’s Air Quality Action Plan, Turkey
The objective is to design the necessary activities in advance to be undertaken for preparing the air quality action plan of Istanbul.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality aims to improve Istanbul's air quality by identifying key pollutants, their sources and suitable measures for reducing their concentration. To address these needs, the municipality intends to prepare a detailed air quality action plan and put it into practice. In this mission, the necessary tasks, their timing and specific responsibilities are defined throughout the estimated project timeline for each phase and associated steps with the help of public transportation, energy consumption in buildings and waste management practices, beside others.
In this mission, our activities include the design of the evaluation work on health and associated economic impacts of air pollution, legal compliance, analysis of pollution monitoring infrastructure, modelling of air pollutants, institutional capacity, strategic action plan and public awareness activities.
Bursa Sewerage Project, 3rd Stage, Turkey
The objective of the project is to provide consulting services for the preparation of detailed design and tender documents, assistance to BUSKI in tendering and contracting and construction supervision for 6 wastewater treatment plants and 2 deep discharge units in Bursa city. The project is co-funded by KfW. As the local subsidiary of IGIP GmbH, a member of the Consultant consortium for this mission, we act as the local office for this project.
In this mission, we provide communication and facilitation support, as well as a technical team of civil and environmental engineers to supervise the ongoing construction works on sites.
Environmental & Social Review of a Financial Business Unit, Turkey
The objective of this project is to report on the environmental and social performance of a prominent financial business in Turkey. The business unit has distributed loans provided by a Europe-based fund aiming at renewable energy and energy efficiency investments. This ex-post audit is undertaken to understand how far the fund's specific requirements are met.
In this mission, we carried out a regulatory compliance check of internal operations of the company, as well as conformity assessment of the renewable energy and energy efficiency investments it has financed with regards to the fund’s sustainability requirements, such as the analysis of the environmental and social management system of the company in terms of design and implementation, the adequacy of the internal sustainability evaluation procedure for financing applications by sub-borrowers, conformity check with the eligibility conditions and limitations, as well as findings and recommendation.
Technical Support for Preparation of a Guideline on Reporting in the Frame of Regulation on Monitoring of Greenhouse Gas Emission of Turkey, Turkey
The objective is to develop the local capacity for the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions in Turkey. This MRV system is required by the newly introduced regulations that are largely based on EU guidelines. The data obtained through the system is fed into planning future mitigation activities. In this mission, a number of documents and manuals are produced to guide operators of industrial installations about monitoring plans, annual emissions reporting, sectoral calculations and verification.
In this project, we revise the existing monitoring plan guideline document, and prepare a new reporting guideline document in line with the national legislation, as well as the European Union’s MRV Directive and Regulation. We also develop a manual for electronic monitoring plans and annual emissions reports to instruct industries how to use the online software. The deliverables also include training material for heavy emitters.
External link: http://carbon-turkey.org
Ex-post Evaluation of the Credit Line Extended to a Local Bank, Turkey
The objective of this project is to assess the level of success of a credit line provided by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to a Turkish bank with regard to pre-defined credit line requirements and technical cooperation objectives. This analysis involved an extensive study of a loan to be distributed to renewable energy and energy efficiency investments within the “Turquie Climat” programme. Using the OECD DAC methodology, it is checked how far the logical framework has been achieved by considering the effectiveness of the efforts and efficiency of the resources mobilized by the bank. Both financial disbursement and technical cooperation components of the programme are evaluated in the light of the overall economic and environmental impacts and recommendations are formulated.
In this mission, we develop the specific evaluation methodology with the help of key questions, indicators, measures, scoring method and data sources, design suitable questionnaires for data collection, check the loan's eligibility conditions with actually financed projects and compare the overall achievement with the programme objectives.
Climate Change Risk Assessment of Infrastructure Projects, Middle East
This assignment include two separate missions in Jerusalem and Beirut cities with similar activities. The "climate check" mission in Jerusalem city involve an analysis of the master plan of a water supply network project in the city from a climate change point of view to understand if the planned project has considerable impacts on climate change in terms of carbon emissions and to also gain insight whether the project is vulnerable to global warming in the future. The second "climate proofing" mission in Beirut city involves a more detailed assessment of climate change related risks on the Jeita Wastewater Project.
In these missions, we conducted risk assessments of both infrastructure projects' designs and compared our findings against expected climatic changes in the region, determined the magnitude of material climatic risks to decide if more detailed climate studies or concrete design changes are necessary, and calculated the construction and operational carbon emissions with a life cycle approach to propose lower-carbon technology alternatives.
Supply Chain Climate Risk Assessment, Turkey
The objective of this project is to identify the climate change related risks in the supply chain of a Turkish industry. As part of a loan application to a development bank in Europe, the private client assigned a consortium, including Mavi Consultants, to carry out a risk study to identify climate change related vulnerabilities of its supply chain, including its products, suppliers, warehousing and distribution assets.
In this mission, we helped the identification of major climatic threats, mapping of the supply chain of the client, collection of related literature and formulation of suitable adaptation measures to address specific vulnerabilities.
Pilot Climate Change Adaptation Market Study: Turkey
The objective of this work is to develop a methodology to assess the priority private sector adaptation initiatives, including investment needs, and apply it as a pilot project in a specific country, Turkey. The purpose of the methodology has been to foster and facilitate adaptation in the private sector at the national and sector scale, irrespective of the level of adaptation progress and sophistication of the private sector in a particular country, in order to provide an indication of what needs to be done at the operational level. The practical methodology and its application to the private sector in Turkey have formed part of the overall EBRD and IFC effort to mainstream climate adaptation in their investments, projects and operations. This assignment has aimed to create an enabling environment for promoting climate resilience through market transformation and private sector engagement in adaptation to climate change.
External link: http://www.ifc.org/
Market study on innovative financial products for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in Turkey
The objective of this project is to carry out a market research in Turkey about the extent and profile of finance needs for investments in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. The objective is to understand the conditions and magnitude of demand for innovative financial products by renewable energy project developers and energy efficiency equipment manufacturers.
In this mission, we developed a research methodology to identify key stakeholders and potential clients of an envisioned sustainability credit facility, shortlisted potential renewable energy and energy efficiency sub-borrowers on the basis of certain financial and operational parameters, conducted data analysis, market intelligence and interviews with representatives of prioritized firms to understand the level of interest and demand profile for finance.
Ex-post Evaluation of the Credit to a Cement Manufacturer, Turkey
The objective of this project is to study the level of success of a loan extended by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to a Turkish cement manufacturer. The borrower used the loan to realize an innovative energy efficiency investment that also lead to environmental benefits. Using the OECD DAC methodology, the effectiveness of the efforts and efficiency of the resource mobilization are assessed. Beside financial and environmental details, the achievements and sustainability of capacity development efforts within the client are also considered in the evaluation.
In this mission, we developed a new evaluation methodology consisting of key questions, indicators, measures, scoring method and data sources, designed suitable questionnaires for data collection, gathered and analysed data with the help of an extensive desk review, site visits and interviews, and developed improvement recommendations to guide future credit lines.
Origination and sales of voluntary carbon certificates, Turkey
The objective of this mission is to develop emission reduction projects according to voluntary carbon programmes, such as the Gold Standard, VCS and SocialCarbon, and to commercialise the certified reductions to buyers that intend to offset their carbon footprint. Projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions relative to the business as usual scenario contribute to the combat with global warming and intensify efforts in line with the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In this field of activity, we worked with a number of investors to develop more than 30 energy and waste projects with credible international certification standards that ensure real emission reductions and sustainable development impacts. We prepared project documentation to demonstrate that the projects comply with technical rules and eligibility requirements set out by the UNFCCC and standards. We supported our clients throughout the validation and verification procedures and facilitated the sales of carbon certificates to various buyers.
Climate Actions Plan of Gaziantep, Turkey
The objective of the mission is to diagnose Gaziantep city’s energy and emissions balance, and to formulate actions and strategies to reduce carbon emissions (mitigation) and improve resilience to future changes (adaptation). The final results of the study allow the city to define its priorities in terms of combatting climate change for the upcoming years. This has been the first climate change action plan prepared for a city in Turkey, and presented at the Rio+20 event by the city mayor as a case study. Through such initiative the Metropolitan Municipality of Gaziantep has become a role model for other regional local authorities, fostering change in the direction of sustainable development.
In this mission, we contributed to data collection, local communication with key stakeholders and facilitated project's progress. We carried out market analyses and supported the development of proper carbon reduction actions that are suitable for local settings.
External link: https://gantep.bel.tr/Gaziantep-CCAP-TR-final-20111102.pdf