Turkey plans to bring emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere to zero by 2053.

This was announced on Thursday by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at a conference in Ankara dedicated to scientific projects in the field of ecology.

“Turkey’s goal is to fulfill its obligations under the Paris climate agreement. It relies on technological development and scientific developments that are based on green technologies,” Erdogan said.

At the same time, he accused a number of EU countries of trying to impose on Ankara conditions on emissions of harmful substances, which they themselves do not intend to fulfill. “We see that the EU is preparing appropriate legislative changes,” the Turkish president said.

Erdogan previously reported that Turkey ranks 5th in Europe and 12th in the world in the development of renewable energy sources (RES) and its share of renewable energy has reached 55 percent. Local authorities plan to invest about $1 trillion in the development of solar energy and wind energy in Turkey within 10 years. It would be also good to transfer all taxi in Istanbul on green too.

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