Mehmet Emin Birpinar

Mehmet Emin Birpinar

Deputy Minister of Environment and Urbanization and Chief Climate Negotiator, Turkey

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Being appointed as the Deputy Undersecretary to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in 2013, prior to this post, Professor Birpinar held the position of the Provincial Director of Istanbul in the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (2011-2012) and in the former Ministry of Environment and Forestry (2003-2011). Professor Birpınar was elected as the President of the Bureau of the Barcelona Convention for the term of 2014-2015 in the 18th Meeting of the Contracting Parties held in Istanbul in December 2013.

Being a member of the Water Engineering Research and Development Centre (WERDEC), International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Professor Birpinar is also a member of the board of directors in several institutions and foundations. He has published more than a hundred articles or scientific papers in national and international congresses or scientific magazines.

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