Rifat Ünal Sayman

Director, REC Turkey

Rifat Ünal Sayman has built broad knowledge on various environmental topics, including circular economy, climate change, and sustainable cities through active involvement in more than 50 international and national projects since 2002. He developed specific expertise in Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) projects and he also has extensively dealt with the transposition of the EU Environmental Acquis to Turkey including costs and benefits analysis of the impacts of specific directives to different stakeholders. He led preparation of local climate action plans. He also participated at more than hundred national and international conferences, seminars and workshops as speaker or moderator. He is author or co-author of several reports, articles and guide books. He has public administration bachelor’s degree from Hacettepe University and international relations master’s degree from METU. He conducted research at Georgetown University.