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How green is my industry? The case of Turkey, Dr. Tolga Aksoy and Prof. Feride Gonel

Dr. Tolga Aksoy, Prof. Feride Gonel
Department of Economics
Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul
Email: tolgaaksoy3@gmail.com

DOI: 10.1108/WJSTSD-02-2015-0003

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to give a good overview of the relationship between industrial growth and industrial pollution in Turkey. The question is to what extent dirty industries have been affected by the regulations on the control of environmental degradation.
Design/methodology/approach: The approach for this study uses all regulations which serve for protecting human and its environment from danger arising from dirty industries in Turkey. After presenting brief explanations on green industry, next sessions explain and compare the situations of the Turkish dirty industries and its relationship with related regulations in the European Union (EU).
Findings: The authors offer three solutions. First, clean consumption should be stimulated in Turkish society. Second, Turkish Government should conduct more joint projects with the EU. Third, EU funds should be directed to cleaner production technologies to subsidize dirty industries during the negotiation process.
Originality/value: Green industry can be assessed as a steep road to build a sustainable future. For a long time, the unsustainability of current forms of industrial production has been discussed in Turkey. As a solution some argue that if governments support, industries can finance their own transformation more rapidly. However, these arguments do not mean that industries voluntarily accept these changes.
Keywords: Sustainable development; Industry.
Citation: Aksoy, T. and Gonel, F. (2015), "How green is my industry? The case of Turkey", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 119-128. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-02-2015-0003

WJSTSD V12 N2 2015 Aksoy_Gonel.pdf
WJSTSD V12 N2 2015 Aksoy_Gonel.pdf
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