Tarsus Chamber of Commerce and Industry President H. Ruhi Koçak pointed out that it is important for businesses to produce in accordance with the Green Agreement and said, “The economy is going through a transformation. The rules are rewritten. It is good for us to be prepared.”
The Green Deal, which is the European Union’s roadmap for tackling climate and environmental challenges, has begun to settle on the business world’s agenda. While business representatives increase their efforts to adapt to the green transformation, they also call businesses for production in accordance with the Green Agreement. Tarsus Chamber of Commerce and Industry President H. Ruhi Koçak emphasized that a new era has begun in the economy in the perspective of the Green Reconciliation for enterprises with production, industry, trade and export infrastructure.
“Rules are being rewritten”
Stating that a difficult period has been passed with the pandemic, the problems still continue, and the search for a new lever for development is seen, Koçak said, “At the moment, health, climate and environmental problems are before us as 3 important crises. There is a need for various actions that will create a leverage effect in the economy and eliminate vulnerabilities. We have entered a period in which the rules of the economy are rewritten with the process we are in. The rules of a green and digital ecosystem focused on human-environment are being written. At this point, new approaches come to the fore in the global economic system, which is called the Green Deal or Green Transformation by the EU and the Green Deal by the USA. A new period begins in which the rules and practices that will be formed within the scope of the Green Agreement, especially exports, will be implemented in the economic relations to be established in the new period.” he said.
“Production perspective must change”
Stating that businesses should turn to production in accordance with the consensus for environmental and social sustainability, Koçak continued: “Companies should incorporate more sustainable, more environmentally friendly and climate-friendly production patterns into their processes. This situation changes all the wheels, actors and competition rules of the economy, from the manufacturing industry to logistics and agriculture. Our region has a significant potential in the export network with its production infrastructure and the presence of its ports. We expect our investors and other industrialist members, who will start production in our new organized industrial zone that we are establishing, to be more sensitive in this regard and to adapt to this transformation.”