OVERCOMING GLOBAL PROBLEMS THROUGH LOCAL COOPERATION: THE CASE OF THE ISTANBUL
21 November 2022
In this of Cooperation: The Case of Istanbul and Berlin” is framework, the research team focused on the findings the third and final report to emerge from the project in the first two reports to compare these two cities in “Overcoming Global Problems through Local Cooper- terms of their adaption to climate change. [...] Through collabora- tion, experience sharing, and the creation of public- The relationship between cities and climate change is private partnerships in the fields of infrastructure, reciprocal due to the increasing interactions between security, governance, and health, cities are able to urban areas and the climate system. [...] In Turkey, the consent of the City Council and rati- conflict between the local government and the center fication by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization, accelerated while the contested areas of this conflict and Climate Change are required. [...] As are several reasons that heat waves do not catch the indicated in the second research report of the project, eye of the media; it is usually hard to know the story of water management is one of the main priorities of the the people who have died during heat waves or how to Berlin’s climate action plan.30 A set of talks to be initi- judge what is considered ‘hot weather’ among different ated bet. [...] In other mately 22.1–28% of the population are children,35 and words, the central government controls the division 5–7.90% of the population are elderly.36 Additionally, of the administration on the subnational level, which Istanbul hosts around 1.2 million registered refugees strengthens the centralized framework and restricts and migrants as of 2021.37 Nearly 1.6 million people live the function.