ONLINE 24-25 September 2020

Symposium Topics

The main theme of the symposium is "Interactions of Urbanization, Migration and Environment", and the symposium topics are listed below. The symposium title and other topics related to the main theme will also be discussed in the symposium. 

Environment in the Religious
Environmental Impact on Halal and Healthy Life
Environmental Morality
Moral teachings and the environment
Thrift and Sustainable Environment Relationship
Environmental awareness of societies
Environment in Literary Texts
Environmental History
Environmental Law
Environmentally Responsible Education
Environmental Philosophy and Sociology
Urbanization and Environment
Migration and Environment
War and Environment
Effect of Modernism on the Environment
Natural disasters and environmental effects
Clean technologies
Renewable Energy Resources
Environment Friendly Energy Production and Management
Green Economy
Environmental Quality Management Systems
Sustainable Development
Climate change
Human Health and Environment
Waste Management
Water, Air, Soil Pollution and Control
Watershed Management

During the symposium, four panels will be held on the following topics (Click for the brochure & details):

Panel 1: Indigenousness in Environmental Technologies
Moderator: Fatih Yıldız (Former SASKI General Manager / Eski SASKI Gen. Müd.) 

Panelists: Özgür Özdemir (KASKI Gen. Manager / KASKI Genel Müd.) 
Necati Çalık (ISU Vice Gen. Manager / ISU Genel Müd. Yrd.) 
Devrim İzgi (BUSKI Vice Gen. Manager / BUSKI Genel Müd. Yrd.) 
Serdar Koyuncu (Konya MM. Head of Env. Protect. and Contr. Dept. / Konya BB. Çevre Koruma ve Kont. DB.)

This panel will answer the following questions:
What is the current status of domestic products and consultancy services in our country?
What are the problems and solutions encountered for the expansion of domestic products and consultancy services?
How can the competitiveness of domestic products and consultancy services be increased against imported products?
What are the incentives/grants and terms of use provided for domestic products and consultancy services?
What is the legislation for supporting domestic products and consultancy services and what can be the improvement suggestions?
What is the current situation of the cooperation of ministries, local administrations, and the sector in the application of indigenous environmental technologies, the problems encountered, and the solutions?

Panel 2: Interactions of Urbanization, Migration and Environment

Moderator: Burcu Çallı (Specialist  in Turkish Water Institute / Uzman- Türkiye Su Enstitüsü) 

Panelists: Hüseyin Sönmezler (GASKİ General Manager / GASKİ Genel Müd.) 
Recep Batu (Manager of Istanbul Migration Management / İstanbul İl Göç İdaresi Müdürü) 
Sadiye Bilgiç Karabulut (Head of Zero Waste and Waste Processing Department of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization / Çevre ve Şehircilik Bakanlığı Sıfır Atık ve Atık İşleme Dairesi Başkanı) 
M. Sinan Özden (RESLOG-Turkey National Project Manager / RESLOG-Türkiye Ulusal Proje Yöneticisi)

This panel will answer the following questions:
What is the state of urbanization in the past, present and future? 
What should the human-oriented urbanization be? 
How should the human-oriented urbanization of metropolitan cities be? 
How should population growth in metropolitan cities be reduced and how could the migration be prevented? 
What is the impact of transport on urbanization? 
How does the development of agriculture, animal husbandry and industrialization affect urbanization and migration? 
What are the negative effects of war on immigration? 
Are the collective settlements suitable for migration?

Panel 3: Morality and Environment

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Bayram Ali Çetinkaya ( Istanbul University Faculty of Divinity / Istanbul Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi)

Panelists: Prof. Dr. Ramazan Altıntaş (Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Sciences, Selcuk University / Selcuk Üniversitesi, İslami İlimler Fakültesi Dekanı)
Prof. Dr. Zekeriya Güler (Istanbul 29 Mayıs University Faculty of Divinity / Istanbul 29 Mayıs Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi) Prof. Celal Türer (Ankara University, Faculty of Divinity / Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi)
Prof. Dr. Abdullah Kahraman (Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Kocaeli University/Kocaeli Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dekanı)

This panel will answer the following questions:
What should the moral perception of the society be and how should it be spread? 
How should society’s point of view on the environmental morals be? 
What is the importance of moral education in the educational system? 
How should an environmental-based moral education be? 
What is the importance of moral education in the prevention of environmental pollution?

Panel 4: The Role and Cooperation of NGOs for the Development of Environmental Awareness

Moderator: Kemal Kaptaner (Chairman of the Board of MSMB / Mimar Sinan Mühendisler Birliği Derneği Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı)
Panelists: Prof. Dr. Bekir Kayacan (Board Member of ÇEKUD /Ç EKUD Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi)
Prof. Dr. Bülent İnanç (Board Member of Envir. Found. / Çevre Vakfı Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi)
 Deniz Ataç (Chairman of the Board of TEMA / TEMA Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı)
Neyran Akyıldız (Head of Corporate Communications of WWF) / WWF İletişim Koordinatörü)

This panel will answer the following questions:
What is the role of NGOs in the development of environmental awareness of the society? 
Can NGOs take an adequate role in determining the environmental policies of the goverments? 
Are the environmental problems be analyzed correctly by NGOs and awareness be raised? 
What are the problems faced by NGOs in the development of environmental awareness and solutions suggested?