In order to reduce the fashion industry’s significant carbon emissions, the UNFCCC Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action was established in December 2018. It currently brings together over 100 global brands, retailers and suppliers from the fashion industry, plus a number of supporting governmental and non-governmental actors.
Specifically, it aims to align the fashion industry with the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 2°C and commit to a reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 30% by 2030. amfori is a supporting organisation to the Charter and actively participates in working groups on decarbonisation, policy development and communication.
A New Guide to Help the Fashion Industry Reduce its Carbon Footprint
To help achieve their aims, the Charter have launched a guide, the Playbook for Climate Action. It is designed to help key players in the fashion industry identify which climate actions to take and which initiatives and programmes could support them in their decarbonisation journey.
The Charter hopes it will be useful for organisations of all sizes. As the Charter’s Steering Committee Chair Stefan Seidel of Puma says, “We developed this playbook for small and medium companies in our industry. It will also be helpful for larger companies when reaching out to their supply chain partners.”
amfori has identified climate change as one of our five-year strategic priorities. We aim to develop the tools, voice and partnerships to advance climate action within our own organisation, our members’ supply chains, in critical industry sectors and in key legislative frameworks.
To learn more, join our webinar on 29 October.