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BİROL CELEP: GREEN DEAL IS A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR TURKEY’S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Birol Celep, Chairperson of the Aegean Dried Fruit and Products Exporters’ Association said that a Sustainability Working Group has been established in the Aegean Exporters’ Association (EİB) and underlined the EU’s new carbon tax regulation within the scope of the European Green Deal.

Birol Celep, who is also the Vice Coordinator of the Aegean Exporters’ Associations, said,

“While we were working on our institution and our members, we held 2 webinars on the European Union Green Deal. The Green Deal is the EU’s new growth strategy that includes the basic objectives of zeroing net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, ending economic growth’s dependence on resource use and leaving no one and no region behind.”

“In other words, the Deal will create jobs and improve the quality of life while reducing emissions. This growth strategy within the scope of the defined goals; It is structured under 7 policy areas: 1- clean energy, 2- sustainable industry, 3-construction and renovation, 4- from farm to table, 5- elimination of pollution, 6- sustainable mobility and 7- biodiversity,” Celep noted.

Another outcome of this cycle is to ensure sustainable export growth…

Stating that they take care to do so with the cooperation of all stakeholders, they carry out promotional projects for foreign markets as well as scientific studies, Celep explained, “We closely follow the developments in the world and our country and inform our members and producers. The main purpose of our work is, to increase the quality of our products and their level of compliance with human health, to create more added value by marketing our traditional products in small packages compatible with today’s food trends with healthy, natural and organic concepts.”

“We aim to increase our exports in quantity and value, to provide market diversity. Another output of this cycle is achieving sustainable export growth,” Celep added.


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