Climate Action Week for Fashion & Apparel

We are all aware of the daunting task of keeping the increase in temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, as recommended by the IPCC. The fashion and apparel industries currently account for 2% to 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but their progress is too slow and the challenges ahead are many. Given current industry growth projections and trends, the sector will struggle to reduce its emissions in line with the 1.5°C target unless more progress is made.

Climate Action Week for Fashion & Apparel will take place on 18 to 22 March, organised by the Scandinavian Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA). It'll be tackling this topic from various perspectives, with contributions from global experts and practitioners: government representatives, policy makers, brands and manufacturers, industry organisations and watchdogs, researchers, investors and journalists.

Two sessions in particular - The Legislative Race Is On: Legislation & Regulation in the European Union and Circular Business Models Are Critical for Climate Action – So What Is Preventing Them From Becoming Mainstream? - will focus on circularity, with statements from representatives of the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment.