GIZ launches climate action training


The Giz fabric – a project by the German international development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to promote sustainability in the textile and clothing industry in Asia – on October 18 launched the ‘training for ‘climate action for the fashion industry’ to support the industry’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chains.

The training is conducted in cooperation with the Fashion Charter for Climate Action convened by the UN Group of Experts on Climate Change and the South Pole Environment, according to a press release from GIZ FABRIC.

The training is a tailor-made course for textile and clothing suppliers to learn what greenhouse gas emissions are, how to account for their emissions, how to set reduction targets and what solutions are available in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy, the statement said.

The free online training aims to support textile, apparel and footwear suppliers in Asia, targeting the production of finished products and materials to understand the impact of climate change and the role of manufacturers in reducing gas emissions. Greenhouse effect.

The training is available on in English, Khmer, Chinese, Bengali and Vietnamese and can be completed free of charge in free mode with the aim of reaching local suppliers in major production centers.

Training can be delivered by qualified local trainers to guide providers through the training course for a more comprehensive learning, also known as a tutor-guided course.

As part of this project, more than 15 service providers, which are local organizations and consultants, in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia and Pakistan have been trained by South Pole and GIZ FABRIC to deliver the course and can be mandated for a more in-depth tutor. – guided courses.

Currently, tutor-guided training with over 80 suppliers in four countries is organized and supported by GIZ FABRIC. The comments will be used to further improve the training program.

“GIZ FABRIC is happy to support the program as it is an effective and easy-to-use tool for understanding climate change not only on the buyers’ side but even more importantly on the supplier side where most emissions occur.” , said the director of GIZ FABRIC. Marc Beckmann.

Open source training is offered in several Asian languages, with the aim of creating change in an industry that accounts for between four and eight percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but has so far not seen any significant climate action.

Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu, United Nations Global Climate Awareness Officer, said: “The training was a great example of collaboration supported by GIZ FABRIC to build capacity to accelerate climate action throughout the year. Supply Chain.

GIZ FABRIC said the industry is also affected by climate change, facing increasing risks. These include the disruption of supply chains, especially production and transportation, higher prices for energy and water, and growing demand for climate-friendly products.

“This is why many brands and manufacturers have set climate targets and are committed to upholding the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action to bring the industry to net zero emissions by 2050″ , did he declare.


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