Umit Sahin

Climate Studies Coordinator, IPC

Ümit Şahin is a Senior Scholar and the Coordinator of Climate Change Studies at Istanbul Policy Center, and teaches Global Climate Change and Environmental Politics at Sabanci University. Since the early 1990s, Şahin has been part of the green political movement and climate, ecology and environmental movements. His book, Why We Can’t Wait: Global Warming and Climate Crisis, with Ömer Madra, was published in 2007. Together with Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı, he is the co-editor of the 2012 book Green Economy. Şahin has also wrote, co-authored and edited a variety of popular and academic books as well as articles and policy papers related to climate change, environmental health, and green politics. Ümit Şahin graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical School in 1991, and received his Ph.D. degree in public health in 2000 focusing on environmental health.