The "Green and Digital Transformation in the Compass of Global Change" webinar organized by the Building Materials Manufacturers' Federation (YÜF) has been held as moderated by Volkan Bozay, YÜF Secretary General, with the participation of Bahadır Kaleağası, President of Paris Bosphorus Institute.
In his speech at the webinar, Bahadır Kaleağası highlighted the need for countries to establish the global and local balance very well in the forthcoming period and said, "The mobility of trade in the world causes the balances of power to be reconstituted." Kaleağası said that global supply chains will diversify with the pandemic and that Turkey can turn it into an opportunity if it ensures closeness with legislation, politics, and social sympathy to Europe.
Kaleağası said, "This can be achieved with sustainable development targets. We are moving toward a greener, more digital, and more social world. Global supply chains are diversifying. Companies are decreasing their dependence on China. Turkey should also benefit from it and make its proximity to Europe felt. It must ensure it with not only distance closeness but also closeness with its legislation, politics, and social sympathy. In the near future, the EU will impose taxes regarding carbon emissions. It may be an advantage for Turkey as well. If we act fast, we can stay ahead of competitors in the changing supply chain.
Industrial Production is affected by Climate Change
Pointing out that the industrial production is also heading toward a completely different direction with the impact of climate change, Bahadır Kaleağası continued his words as follows:
"There are subjects like artificial intelligence, data management, and genetics on the way R&D will travel. If new materials with thermal insulation that do not pollute nature are put into service, they will always be revolutionary. Change inevitably brings along adaptation. The sectors and countries that fail to adapt to change will be losing ones. During the pandemic crisis, the Eurozone management system and financial instruments were strengthened in the European Union. The EU continues to be the world's standards and economic agreements superpower. A more federal Eurozone at the center, a wider EU that includes it, and more flexible memberships around it... This process accelerated with Brexit. Transatlantic relations are still the central pillar of the global environment. The EU and the US continue to be each other's most important trade, investment, technology, security, and global policy partners.”