The UNFCCC Climate Action Playbook is a living document for all stakeholders in the textile and garment industry. It supports them on their way to reducing reduce CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050. Now the playbook is also available in German. The Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action published the English version in September 2020.
The playbook is designed to help companies identify what actions to take and what initiatives and programs they could support.
It is especially a support for smaller and medium sized brands and suppliers - that may have less experience with carbon accounting and planning carbon reduction strategies. For them, it offers an introduction to the topic and supports them in taking their first steps. However, more experienced, larger companies will also find valuable information, tips and examples, for example on climate management in the supply chain.
"I am very happy that we now also have the German translation of the playbook, because climate action is becoming increasingly important in the Textiles Partnership. An expert group has been working on this since last year. In January, the Steering Committee decided that the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action should serve as a reference framework for greenhouse gas emissions for the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles. On this basis, we can initiate joint activities," says Rahel Lemke, who is in charge of climate relevant topics in the Partnership Secretariat.
The Fashion Industry Climate Charter is part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The charter pursues the goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across the industry by 2050 at the latest in order to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees. The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is a Supporting Organisation. Partnership members and partners Puma, Adidas, Textile Exchange and ZDHC were among those involved in developing the Playbook.