Environmental

COP26 and the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

COP26 saw the targets set out in the the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action ramped up, committing signatories to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (and achieving net zero emissions by 2050). Download the Charter here, read its key recommendations and access resources to help you to achieve them.

COP26, November 2021, brought to the fore the urgency with which the fashion industry now needs to act on climate change.

According to McKinsey, under the current trajectory, the fashion industry will overshoot the greenhouse gas emissions needed to achieve a 1.5º C global warming pathway by over 1 billion metric tons. Achieving this pathway is considered essential to avoid extreme and irreversible effects of climate change. To do so, a wholesale shift is needed in the way fashion business is …

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective

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