Cem İskender Aydın

+90 212 359 7145
Interest Areas: 

Ecological Economics

Environmental Governance

Environmental Valuation and Evaluation

Energy and Climate Politics

Environmental Justice


Ph. D., Ecological Economics, Université de Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines – Université Paris Saclay, FR, 2017

M.A., Master in Environmental and Resource Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, FR, 2011 

M.A., Economics, Boğaziçi University, TR, 2010

B. A., Economics, Boğaziçi University, TR, 2007

Academic Career: 

Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 2020 - Present

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Fellow for Values of Nature Assessment October 2018 – ongoing

Mercator-IPC Fellow, Sabancı Universıty, Istanbul Policy Center, September 2018 – August 2019

Recent Projects: 

1.  International Science Council. Transformations to Sustainability Programme, Academic-Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice (Acknowl-EJ), 2016-2019

2.  European Research Council FP7. Science in Society– Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities, and Trade (EJOLT), 2011-2015.

Selected Publications: 
  1. Aydın, C. İ. (2020). Nuclear energy debate in Turkey: Stakeholders, policy alternatives, and governance issues. Energy Policy , 136  https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ENPOL.2019.111041
  2. Aydın, C. İ. (2019). Identifying Ecological Distribution Conflicts around the Inter-Regional Flow of Energy in Turkey: A Mapping Exercise. Frontiers in Energy Research, 7(33). https://doi.org/10.3389/FENRG.2019.00033
  3. Aydın, C.İ., Özkaynak, B., Rodriguez-Labajos, B., Yenilmez, T., (2017) “Network effects in environmental justice struggles: An investigation of conflicts between mining companies and civil society organizations from a network perspective” PLoS ONE 12(7): e0180494.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180494
  4. Özkaynak, B., Aydın, C.İ., Ertör-Akyazı, P., Ertör, I., (2015) “The Gezi Park resistance from an environmental justice and social metabolism perspective”, Capitalism Nature Socialism, 25(1), pp.99-114 http://doi.org/10.1080/10455752.2014.999102
  5. Aydın, C.İ., Özertan, G., and Özkaynak, B. (2013) "Assessing the GMO Debate in Turkey: The Case of Cotton Farming" New Perspectives on Turkey. (49) https://doi.org/10.1017/S0896634600002028