central turkey city of Konya hailed the country first Climate Council with the inhabitants requesting to increase the number of Phone events.
The Climate Council began on Monday to establish a roadmap in line with the Paris Agreement to achieve net-zero by 2053. The five days event finished Friday.
More than 1,000 representatives from public institutions and universities, scientists, companies, farmers and activists took part.
Rıdvan Geçer, a high school student who Lives in the city told Anadolu Agency (AA) that residents in rural areas are very satisfied with the Climate Council.
“They think the negative effects of climate change on human life can be manipulated via these talks. I think climate advice is an important part step and will be helpful,” he said.
Geçer cited early warnings and studies by scientists on the danger of climate change and underlined that the action should were taken much earlier to protect environment and fight climate change. Giving an example from Konya, he said that the water level in the lakes go down and the number of chasms rose while there were setbacks in agricultural and more people migrate from villages to cities. “More action is needed on these problems,” he said.
He also noted events like the Climate Council must be announced for people to raise awareness. “I am also happy that Konya was chosen as host city for that of the country first Climate Council.”
Taxi driver Furkan Asil was happy, the movement said of people in the city increased thanks to event. “Since I am a taxi driver, we have seen the density of people over the last days on the road of the convention center where the Climate Council was held, and there is interest there,” he said.
Asil pointed out that Konya is an important agricultural area city and say the effects of climate change on agriculture are serious. “These negative effects also impact on agriculture and economy. Therefore, we expect the authorities to do more for resolve this issue,” he said.
Kudretullah Turan, an Afghan of Uzbek descent who came to Turkey in 2014, expressed interest in climate change and the environment. “Climate change affects the environment, so clean, order and economy”, said Touran, who has a mobile shop in the city center.
He said Konya recently took the green steps on the environment, such as the extension of cycle paths and green spaces. However, such large organizations should be held more, added Touran.