OECD Environmental Performance Reviewsz(EPRs) provide evidence –based analysis and assessment of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. They promote peer learning, enhance government accountability and provide targeted recommendations to help countries improve their environmental performance. They are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data. Each EPR cycle covers all OECD member countries and selected partner countries.
Turkey is a founding member of the OECD. The Previous Environmental Performance Reviews of Turkey Were published in 1999 and 2008. The report reviews Turkey’s environmental performance since 2008. The process involved a constructive and mutually beneficial policy dialogue between Turkey and the countries participating in the OECD Working Party on environmental performance (WPEP). The EPR provides 36 recommendations, approved by the WPEP on 7 November 2018. They aim to help Turkey to advance towards a greener, low-carbon economy, tozbetter manage its natural assets and to improve its environmental governance and management. Particular emphasis is on climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as urban waste water management.