Barış Karapınar


IPC Fellowship

Granting institution

Partner institution

Period of the Fellowship

August 2017 - August 2018

Project title

Climate change and land: leveraging the synergies between adaptation and mitigation through sustainable land management in Turkey

Project description

Land is a major natural sink of carbon, offering substantial capacity and potential for carbon sequestration. According to estimates, the total carbon in land systems amounts to 2500 GtC, which is contained by vegetation and by soils in the form of organic carbon matter. In this context, this research study will assess the climate and land nexus in Turkey.

Short biography

Barış Karapınar holds a PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He pursued his undergraduate studies in political science and international relations at Boğaziçi University. Karapınar teaches graduate courses in the areas of climate change economics and international trade in Istanbul. He has worked as the Managing Director of the TEMA Foundation and was a leader of a research program on trade and climate change at the University of Bern in Switzerland.