- Sustainable Cappadocia
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First initiated in 2017 for the purpose of establishing a Global Sustainability Science Coalition, the BRIDGES initiative aims to provide an international platform of collaboration for inter- and trans-disciplinary research and project activities.
The last of the establishment workshops to officially propose BRIDGES as a new program of UNESCO-MOST (Management of Social Transformations) was hosted online on July 6-7, 2020 by Cappadocia University’s Environmental Humanities Center that is the first and only environmental humanities center in Turkey and a founding member of the coalition.
With observatories in Africa, Asia, Australia, Circumpolar North, Europe, Latin America, and North America, Humanities for the Environment Observatories Network is a research network that aims to answer questions about the role of the humanities in a time in which human activity is significantly reshaping the geological future of the planet.
Cappadocia University works with national partners and stakeholders to host an “Anatolian Observatory” that will be proposed as a member of the Humanities for the Environment Observatories Network. On March 26-27, 2020, scholars and researchers from various universities in Turkey and representing the fields of archaeology, anthropology, geology, environmental engineering, international relations and environmental history participated in the Humanities for the Environment Observatories Network – “Anatolian Observatory” establishment workshop hosted online by Cappadocia University.
Founded by İstanbul Technical University with the goal of contributing to national and international scientific research on climate change and its effects, The Research and Application Center for Climate Change at ITU is one of the main partners of Cappadocia University’s Environmental Humanities Center in the Humanities for the Environment Observatories Network – “Anatolian Observatory” initiative.
The International Research and Application Center for Karst Water Resources conducts research and projects for the qualitative and quantitative improvement and preservation of karst water resources and endeavors to offer solutions to Turkey’s complex karst water problems by adopting multifaceted approaches. UKAM is one of the main stakeholders of Cappadocia University’s Environmental Humanities Center in the Humanities for the Environment Observatories Network – “Anatolian Observatory” initiative.
As Turkey’s largest and leading environmental NGO, TEMA works with the mission of creating effective and conscious public opinion on environmental problems, specifically soil erosion, deforestation, desertification, climate change and biodiversity loss. TEMA is Cappadocia University’s main NGO partner in its efforts to protect the environment and natural habitats.
Cappadocia University has become an institutional member of Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) sets international standards to improve sustainable travel and tourism and provides the service of international accrediation for tourism certification. Our university is the first university in Turkey that has become an institutional member of GSTC.