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Webinar series: Textile Industry and Climate Change

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14.03.2022

Webinar series: Textile Industry and Climate Change

Four online events provide an overview of the importance of climate change for the textile industry, the balancing of greenhouse gas emissions and suitable reduction measures.

Only recently, the sixth IPCC report was published, which once again emphasizes the urgency of committing oneself to climate protection. The authors warn that the consequences of climate change will be much more seri-ous in the long term than they are already felt today.

In order to illustrate the connection between climate change and the textile industry, the Part-nership for Sustainable Textiles, together with the Business Scouts for Development on behalf of the BMZ and the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, is inviting visitors to a four-part webinar series organised by the Oeko-Institut e.V.

29 March: Importance of climate change for companies

The first webinar will focus on the importance of climate change for the textile industry. The focus of this module is on legal requirements such as those of the Supply Chain Act. Partici-pants will also receive information on other existing and expected regulations, especially at EU level, which are also expected to affect the textile industry.

5 April: Climate risks for companies

At the second meeting, the organizers will focus on the risks of climate change that affect companies. They present guidelines, tools and examples that make it easier for companies to assess their climate risks. Based on this, they can initiate appropriate adaptation measures.

3 May: Recording of greenhouse gas emissions for companies

On 3 May, the focus will be on how GHG emissions can be recorded and accounted for. The Climate Action Playbook serves as a central handout. Participants will learn about different tools with their respective advantages and disadvantages that they can use to record their own GHG emissions.

12 May: Reduction of GHG emissions for companies

The fourth webinar is dedicated to the question of how companies can reduce their GHG emis-sions. The Oeko-Institut presents interfaces in the textile supply chain and measures for re-duction, such as renewable energies or an adapted product design.

The events are aimed both at companies in the textile sector that have already dealt with these questions and at those who want to get a first insight.

Further details on the individual webinars can be found in the program of the event series (in German).

21 June: Practical experiences: Recording GHG emissions
29 June: Practical experiences: Reducing GHG emissions