Istanbul, Turkey


As one of the signatories of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, Kadıköy aims to reduce its carbon gas emissions by 40% in 2030 (2015 Paris Agreement). A highly urbanised neighbourhood has been selected in Kadıköy to replicate the PED concept developed in the MAKING-CITY project: Caferağa.  Main actions include:

  • The retrofitting of buildings (windows, high efficiency insulation, etc.)
  • The installation of solar panels on the roofs of some buildings and car parks
  • The use of solar thermal panels to produce hot water

With more than 450,000 inhabitants, Kadıköy is one of the central districts of the metropolitan area of Istanbul and also one of the Follower Cities involved in the MAKING-CITY project. 

Caferağa is the district selected to replicate the PED approach developed in MAKING-CITY.