Sustainability is of vital importance for İzmir, where the effects of global climate change are clearly observed. For this reason, we, as the Izmir Development Agency, support strategies to prevent the negative effects of climate change on water resources, natural riches and agricultural production in the region, by promoting the use of renewable energy and developing applications that will increase resource efficiency in production.
With the green growth approach aimed at environment oriented sustainable economic development, we aim to convey the support and knowledge required to producers and industrialists to use the regional resources in an environmentally conscious manner. In order to achieve green transformation in our region, we aim to strengthen the investment environment and competitiveness by supporting İzmir’s high potential in agriculture and industrial production, clean energy and clean technologies.
The project of the İzmir Development Agency titled BEST for Energy (Boosting Effective and Sustainable Transformation for Energy) is supported within the scope of the Competitive Sectors Program conducted by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, Directorate General of the European Union and Foreign Relations, Department of EU Financial Programs.
The project aims to support the sustainable energy sector firms in İzmir and to increase their global competition levels. The 2017 Project, was conducted in cooperation with ENSİA on the Development Strategy and Action Plan for the Sustainable Energy Cluster, Energy Cluster Promotion and Internationalization Studies.
The Eco-efficiency (Clean Production) Program was conducted to encourage industrial enterprises in İzmir to make their production more environmentally sensitive by using fewer resources. Under the program, 4 pilot implementations were carried out, and then dissemination of the outputs was initiated.
The program was developed through the outputs of the “İzmir Eco-efficiency Strategy” prepared by İzmir Development Agency and TTGV . Within the program process, the pilot companies were trained, clean production studies were prepared and practiced. As a result of the application, we got accomplishment in terms of raw materials use and reducing pollution.