Seminar Announcement on May 13th - Dr. Cem İskender Aydın

Thursday, May 9, 2019
You are cordially invited to a seminar at the Institute of Environmental Sciences by Cem Iskender Aydın on “Cross-scale governance using multi-criteria, multi-stakeholder evaluation methods to mediate environmental conflicts: The case of nuclear power plants in Turkey”
The seminar will be held on Monday May 13th, 2019 at 11:00 at the IES Seminar Room, HKE315Hisar Campus.  
The abstract of the talk and the short biography of the presenter are below.


This study aims to put forward a cross-scale participatory multi-criteria framework, which offers a multi-scale assessment procedure capable of presenting the complex cross-scale linkages in ecological distribution conflicts and of eliciting the sources of tension between stakeholders at different scales by showing how scale related perceptions/issues drive part of such conflicts. It utilizes the proposed cross-scale framework to assess a particular conflict around the policy decision of introducing nuclear energy in Turkey, in order to show the potential of its application. It points to the identification of at least three types of scale-related conflict sources between national and local stakeholders: i) scales does matter when offering different sets of alternatives for comparison, ii) scale does matter in defining priorities: Local and national stakeholders differ in governance issues they prioritise, and iii) scale does matter in the perception of an EJ dimension or a particular governance issue. Overall, the multi-criteria framework presented in this thesis enables a better understanding of the cross-scale relationships between environmental, social and economic processes, and there is a greater potential to incorporate different perspectives from different scales into the policy-making process.

Short bio

Cem Iskender Aydın earned his Bachelor’s degree from Economics department, Bogazici University (2007). He holds two master’s degrees from Bogazici University in Economics (2010) and Toulouse School of Economics, France in Environmental and Resource Economics (2011). He earned his doctoral degree from Université de Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines – Université Paris Saclay, France in Ecological Economics (2017). He worked as Climate Policy Coordinator and Project Coordinator at TEMA (2016-2018).  He has been working at Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University as Mercator - IPC Fellow since September 2018. He is a fellow of Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) since October 2018.