In addition to the difficulties brought by the pandemic, the world economy is going through a more difficult period in many areas. While there was a historical 3.3% contraction in the global economy in 2020, there was a 5.3% contraction in world goods trade.
Today, economic growth and shrinkage are no longer measured only by financial data. More equitable, inclusive and sustainable strategies and investments with less carbon footprint are gaining importance.
The 21st century has brought digital and green transformation to the center of the global agenda. Thus, while policies to combat climate change gained momentum in the world, the link between climate change and trade policies became stronger.
There are various road maps to build a more livable world against the climate crisis and to transform the system in a humane way. One of them is the European Green Deal.
What is the Green Consensus?
The Green Consensus Agreement, which emerged as of 2019, aims to minimize the effects of the global climate crisis. While the policy focuses on the wider and more effective implementation of the European Union’s existing goals, the policy for these EU commitments dates back to 2050, the year the policy points to. The agreement covers transformative policies based on improving Europe’s climatic level until the target year is reached.
What are the Fundamentals of the Green Deal Plan?
The basis of the green consensus policy is to make the use of natural and environmental resources more measured. Thanks to the action plan targeted by the EU, a strategy to reduce environmental pollution is envisaged, as well as minimizing the severe emissions that cause the climate crisis. The green consensus action plan aims to use resources more efficiently within the framework of a circular and clean economy. At the same time, the plan includes the goal of reducing environmental pollution by restoring biodiversity. There are policy principles to which the plan in question depends. These principles can be listed as follows:
· Sustainable mobility (sustainable transport vehicles),
· Biodiversity (Suggestions to make the unstable ecosystem more robust),
· remove pollution,
· Sustainable industry (production cycles that do not harm the environment and nature),
· Construction and renovation (A green and clean construction sector),
· From farm to fork (Sustainable food strategy).
GREEN DEAL MEETING IN MANISA IP
An information meeting on the “Green Deal” was held with the participation of our Unit Managers.