Head, Department of Environment and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Development of Turkey
Izzet Arı is the Head of Department of Environment and Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Development of Turkey.
He is responsible for coordination of developing national policies and public investment in water, housing, disaster risk management, environment, climate change and local authorities in Turkey. He is also team leader of the SDG taskforce, which is in charge of policy integration, coherence and alignment between national policies and SDGs. Dr. Izzet Arı currently coordinates the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SDGs as the focal point of sustainable development in Turkey.
He received his PhD from Earth System Science in the international climate change policies. Izzet also received M.Sc. Climate Change and Policy degree from the University of Sussex in the UK.About twelve years he participates the UNFCCC negotiations on behalf of the Ministry of Development. He also followed post 2015 development regime and actively participates discussions on SDGs since Rio+20.