An Examination of Sustainability and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Turkey Case

GÜLTEKİN A. B., DİKMEN Ç. B., Erciyes A. H., Orgu D.

3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), U ARAB EMIRATES, 15 - 17 March 2017, vol.7, pp.252-271 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 7
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-64349-6_20
  • Country: U ARAB EMIRATES
  • Page Numbers: pp.252-271
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


This study focuses on international summits which have defined the framework of sustainability, and which have played an important role in the emergence and development of the concepts, sustainability and sustainable development in the recent past. The paper concentrates on the effects of international summits between the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (1972) and HABITAT III (2016) (Quito), which can be defined as milestones. Furthermore it explores the developments in Turkey with respect to the selected indicators for sustainable development goals and the process of achieving such goals that are identified in a global scale in the 2015 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Summit.