Determination of Economic, Fiscal and Sectoral Factors of Carbon Pricing and Sectoral Marginal Abatement Cost Curves for Turkey – 3rd Evaluation Meeting

The 3rd evaluation meeting was held on 15 December 2017, with the participation of private and public stakeholders, at the Ataköş Hotel in Ankara.

In the scope of the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR); “Determination of Economic, Fiscal and Sectoral Factors of Carbon Pricing and Sectoral Marginal Abatement Cost Curves for Turkey” project will model the potantial impacts of carbon pricing. During the modeling , multiple modeling tool will be used together. These are: The Vivid Economy-wide Model (ViEW), The Industrial Market Model of Vivid Economics (IMM), The Integrated MARKAL-EFOM System (TIMES) Model and The Sectoral Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACC).

Executives of this project are; Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation – General Directorate of Environmental Management – Department of Climate Change, PMR Turkey Team and the World Bank. Project advisors are experts of Ecofys, Vivid Economics, Life Enerji and Asst. Assoc. Dr. Kemal Sarıca, who is working at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Işık University as Assistant Professor.

Project activities started with the participation of private and public sectors stakeholders in between 8-9 March with the guidance meeting which performed in Ankara. Right after this meeting, modeling works have been initiated with the active participation of stakeholders in private and public sectors. The data to be used in the modeling works were collected until the first evaluation meeting, which was held on the date of July 5, 2017. The based data and assumptions were crossed over and preliminary modeling results were evaluated in the modeling works at the second evaluation meeting that had been held before. Right after, modeling works were continued and models were run with opinions and remarks that we received from the stakeholders. At this evaluation meeting, the preliminary results of the models were shared with both private and public sector stakeholders. This third meeting held while the modeling works were approached to the end, has been very valuable and useful for the project with opinions and remarks from the stakeholders. The models have started to be finalized as a result of this meeting. The modeling work will be completed with the last meeting that will be held in the month of February.

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