According to the Project Fiche, the overall objective of the project is to “improve the environmental conditions in Turkey by implementation and enforcement of the EU environmental acquis in the frame of ambient air quality.” Desired conditions include meeting the EU standards set for ambient air quality towards further protecting human health and the environment.
The Twinning project should “establish the necessary capacity within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to transpose and implement National Emission Ceilings Directive (2001/81/EC) in Turkey”. The project will strengthen the institutional capacity to transpose the NEC Directive, to prepare inventories and projections and to develop national strategies for reducing emissions. It will be attempted to strengthen intra-institutional cooperation and to utilise all relevant expertise as efficiently as possible. As Turkish experts will be trained in all areas relevant for the implementation of the NEC Directive, the Turkish expertise in the field of air emissions will be improved and thus ensure a sustainable effect of the project. The implementation of the NEC Directive will ultimately help to improve ambient air quality and thus protect human health and the environment in Turkey.