According to a written statement released by the ministery, Bayraktar joined an unofficial meeting about climate change with the representatives of European Union (EU) member states, EU candidate countries and representatives of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), in capital of Lithuania, Vilnius.
Bayraktar emphasized the significance of taking precautions against climate change for the welfare of next generations. "Turkey has taken crucial steps to combat climate change, such as investing in public transport and railways," said Bayraktar. "Energy, industry, transport, agriculture, forestry, waste management projects and programs are being carried out," he said.
Reminding of a bylaw that was issued to monitor 3 thousand facilities' greenhouse gas emission, Bayraktar said, "The system, which will track and report greenhouse gas emission will be established in 2016."