The Green Party has organised a "Climate Change Activist School" , to be held at the Green House in Beyoğlu, Istanbul, on the weekends of 5 and 6 September and 12 and 13 September.
Researchers, academics, scientists and activists will hold classes on climate change, the effects on Turkey and international policies.
There will also be discussion of the political dimension of climate change and ways of becoming involved in activism.
Because participation is limited to 40 people, those interested need to register by phone or email in advance.
Saturday, 5 September
15:00 - 15:15 - Opening and short film (animation): Wake up, Freak out - then Get a Grip (Leo Murray)
15:15 - 16:00 - Not much time left in climate change - science and activism Dr. Ömer Madra (Açık Radio, Bilgi Üniversity.)
16:00 - 16:15 - Game to get to know each other
16:15 - 17:15 - Scientific background to climate change - Prof. Dr. Levent Kurnaz (Bosphorus University)
17:15 - 17:45 - Break
17:45 - 18:45 - Effects of climate change on Turkey - Prof. Dr. Mikdat Kadıoğlu (Istanbul Technical University)
18:45 - 19:15 - Short film (animation)- The Story of Stuff (Louis Fox)
19:15 - 20:00 - Climate change and agricultural policies - Dr. Süleyman Yılmaz (Green Party)
Sunday, 6 September
15:00 - 16:00 - International climate policies from Kyoto to Copenhagen - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Semra Cerit Mazlum (Marmara University)
16:00 - 16:15 - Short film
16:15 - 17:00 - Latest situation in climate change - Dr. Ümit Şahin (Green Party)
17:00 - 17:15 - Break
17:15 - 17:45 - The EU and climate policies - Mahir Ilgaz (Economic Development Foundation, Green Party)
17:45 - 18:00 - Climate change game
18:00 - 19:00 -Climate change and energy policies - Korol Diker (Greenpeace Mediterranean)
19:00 - 19:30 - Break
19:30 - 20.15 - Climate change and transport policies - Serkan Köybaşı (Green Party)
20:15 - 21:00 - Workshop: Climate change campaign
Saturday, 12 September
15:00 - 16:00 - Climate change and justice - Dilaver Demirağ (Green Party)
16:00 - 17:00 - Climate change: Ethics and politics - Dr. Ümit Şahin (Green Party)
17:00 - 17:15 - Break
17:15 - 17:45 - Short film (documentary) - A Time Comes (Nick Broomfield)
17:45 - 18:30 - Climate change and activism - Gökşen Şahin (Global Action Group)
18:30 - 19:00 - Climate change and global policies - Esra Özkan (Green Party)
19:00 - 20:00 - Workshop: Climate change campaign
Sunday, 13 September
15:00 - 17:30 - Workshop - What do sceptics say about climate change? What can you reply?
17:30 - 18:00 - Trust game
For more details check the website of the Green Party. (BÇ/AG)