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eu gdp A new report has found that meeting the targets set at the Paris Agreement could boost the EU’s GDP.

The report assesses the potential employment and economic benefits of transitioning to a low-carbon economy by 2030. The analysis is based on a global macro-economic model run by Cambridge Econometrics and Eurofound’s European Jobs Monitor.

The report found that this transition to a low carbon economy is projected to result in a 1.1 per cent growth in GDP, and a 0.5 per cent growth in employment, in the EU between now and 2030.

The modelling shows that the full implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement is positive for the EU. On a national level, the report finds that Latvia, Malta and Belgium are projected to experience the largest boost to GDP.

GDP growth rate could reach as high as 6 per cent in Latvia, largely due to the energy efficiency investment required, and the fossil fuel imports relative to GDP.

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Cooperation of ÇEVKO Foundation and the Association of Economy Journalists for A Sustainable Environment
ÇEVKO Foundation has widely carried into our country the circular economy model, which has an important place on the world agenda. The foundation’s 4th workshop was held at the 10th meeting of the Association of Economy Journalists with a panel where the issue was discussed through the eyes of the members of the press.


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The General Assembly of The European Parliament gathered together in Strasbourg has approved the legal regulation to increase the share of renewable energy in the total energy consumption to 32% by 2030. With the regulation that was adopted with 104 to 434 votes, the 2030 objectives of the use of renewable energy sources of the EU to adapt to the climate targets were increased to 32% from 27%.

Also with the regulation, the energy productivity objective of the EU for 2030 was set at 32,5 % while the EU mandated a national energy and climate plan for each member country for the 2021-2030 period.

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The Global Climate UN – COP24 in Katowice ended in success.

Negotiators from 196 countries and the European Union worked for two weeks on the Katowice Climate Package, implementing the Paris Agreement.

More than a dozen intense meetings enabled negotiations to be successful on different topics regarding principles aimed at implementing the Paris Agreement, which was signed in 2015. For two weeks, a wide range of issues were discussed – some fundamental, others very detailed and technical – which gave birth to a complex and difficult document. Finance, transparency and adaptation are some of its aspects.

“We have been working on this package for three years. When we have to deal with positions of almost 200 Parties, it is not easy to find an agreement concerning a multi-aspect and technical deal. Under these circumstances, each step forward was a great achievement. And I thank you for that. We can be proud of ourselves” said the COP24 President Michał Kurtyka during the plenary session concluding the summit. “Our common efforts didn’t consist solely of producing texts or defending national interests. We were conscious of our responsibility to people and commitment for the fate of Earth, which is our home and the home of future generations who will come after us” he added.

In Katowice, within the framework of COP24, many heads of state, government and almost 100 Ministers of the Environment and of Foreign Affairs from all over the world were present. Thanks to the consensus, which has been agreed on by the Parties because of their commitment, Katowice has become, after Kyoto and Paris, another milestone on the way towards a sustainable global climate policy. In the Katowice Rules, different parties adopted a path that will be followed by each of them when it comes to stepping up actions for climate protection.

“I can say it aloud now – interests of all the parties have been taken into account in the Katowice Package in a sustainable and honest way”, said the COP24 President Michał Kurtyka. “But, more importantly, its impact on the world will be positive. Thanks to it, we have taken a big step towards achieving the ambitions set in the Paris Agreement. Ambitions thanks to which our children will look back at some point and consider that their parents made the right decisions in an important historical moment.”

The Polish Presidency at COP24 also initiated three declarations, which have been broadly supported by the Parties. On the first day at COP24 President Andrzej Duda made a statement about the just transformation based on solidarity. Its adoption was the most important point of the Summit of Heads of States and Governments. The next day, a common initiative of Poland and the UK Katowice Partnership for Electromobility, presented in the presence of the UN Secretary General António Guterres, was presented by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the COP24 President Michał Kurtyka. In the second half of the conference the “Forests for Climate” declaration was announced. The Minister of the Environment Henryk Kowalczyk, COP24 President Michał Kurtyka, and Paola Deda representing the UNECE took part in the event.

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Tofaş Türk won the first prize in the category of “Large-Scale Business Environment and Sustainability Management.” Unilever Sanayi ve Ticaret Türk A.Ş., a member of ÇEVKO Foundation got the second place in the same category while Sütaş Süt Ürünleri, also a member of ÇEVKO Foundation received the Jury Special Prize. At the ceremony, which was held with the participation of the Minister of Environment and Urbanization Mr Murat Kurum, awards were given in three categories as KOBİ (small and medium businesses) and large-scale businesses.
Another member of ÇEVKO Foundation, Sarten Ambalaj (Packaging) got the third place in the Innovative Environmentally Friendly Product category.