Jak Eskinazi, Coordinator of Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB), said that The Green Deal gives the same message as EIB’s Sustainability Manifesto.
Eskinazi said, “Fighting climate change and making Europe climate-neutral by 2050 is one of the main priorities of the European Commission. In support of this priority, the Commission is reinforcing Green Deal-related research and innovation with this dedicated call for proposals under the current research and innovation programme – Horizon 2020.”
According to Eskinazi, this agreement contains a number of opportunities for Turkey, which has taken green transformation steps in many areas, especially in agriculture, industrial production and energy production.
Eskinazi added, “Most important part of these opportunities, along with the Green Deal, Turkey, having natural resources required for the production of clean and renewable energy, will be able to intensify in the investments to be made in this area.”
Stating that EIB which declared 2020 as the ‘Year of Sustainability’, announced its Sustainability Manifesto recently, Eskinazi noted, “Increasing our sustainable and environmentally sensitive production that we have adopted for years gives us the same messages as the Green Deal that will open new doors.”
Eskinazi concluded his words as follows: “We are now going through a period in which we will see companies and intergovernmental collaborations on sustainability and recycling and restrictions on trade can be imposed on countries that are not included in it. Therefore, it is very important for us that our companies are already involved in these activities. It is inevitable that they will contribute to their human capital and have a great impact on their international work.”