Cem İskender Aydın


IPC Fellowship

Granting institution

Partner institution

Period of the Fellowship

August 2018 - August 2019

Project title

Assessing Multi-level Governance Using Participatory Multi-criteria Evaluation Frameworks: The Case of Windfarm Conflicts in Turkey

Project description

This project aims to construct a deliberative multi-criteria framework that can offer a multi-scale assessment procedure capable of presenting complex cross-scale linkages and eliciting the sources of tension between stakeholders at different levels of governance. To this end, this research will assess conflicts around wind farm projects in Western Anatolia. This assessment will be then used to identify and explore the sources of tensions, divergences, and conflicts of interest between stakeholders at the local, regional, and global levels.

Short biography

Cem İskender Aydın is an ecological economist working on energy and climate policy, environmental justice and mapping environmental conflicts, and environmental governance. He received his BA and MA in economics from Boğaziçi University, Turkey, and his second MA in environmental economics from Toulouse School of Economics, France. He holds a PhD in ecological economics from the Université de Versailles Saint Quentin-en- Yvelines, France. Previously, he worked as a researcher in the EU-funded EJOLT (Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade, 2011-15) and ISSC-funded ACKnowl-EJ (Academic-Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice) projects. Recently, he was the climate policy officer at the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA) in Turkey.