Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action has new ally in BGMEA

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

16-July-2019  |  1 min read

Rubana Huq
textiletoday.com.bd

The apex garment manufacturers’ body of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has joined the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, maintained a press statement issued recently.

By joining this initiative, BGMEA pledges to support implementation of the principles enshrined in the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, in line with the goals established by the Paris Agreement of 2015.

“The readymade garment industry of Bangladesh is steadily heading towards sustainability. By joining the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, BGMEA commits to working collaboratively with brands, suppliers and other organisations towards GHG emission reductions pathway that puts fashion industry towards a low carbon future,” maintained BGMEA President Dr. Rubana Huq.

The Charter includes a target of 30 per cent GHG emission reduction by 2030 and a commitment to analyse and set a de-carbonisation pathway for the fashion industry drawing on methodologies from the science-based targets initiative.

“We welcome BGMEA to the Fashion Industry Charter family and we look forward to their leadership and contribution in inspiring manufacturers in Bangladesh and beyond, to raise climate ambition in a united effort to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees,” added Head of Global Climate Action of the UN Climate Change, Niclas Svenningsen.

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