16 May 2024 Brussels, Belgium
Threads of Change: Systemic Transformation of the Textile Sector

The event will discuss opportunities for systems change and an accelerated transition towards a sustainable textile value chain. Participants will consider material consumption, microplastics, and circularity in the context of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolutions and EU policy discussions on corporate due diligence and other relevant issues.

The textile sector faces challenges related to its impact on climate change, nature loss, and pollution as well as social challenges related to poor working conditions and uneven distribution of income through the value chain. Within this context, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Belgian Presidency of the EU will host the high-level event.

The event aims to reflect on global textile sector priorities and needs that policies can help address, contributing to just transition and international processes. It will also consider global policy solutions to leverage the textile sector to contribute to climate, nature, and zero pollution goals and sustainable resource management.

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date: 16 May 2024
location: Brussels, Belgium
www: https://www.unep.org/events/conference/high-level-event-threads-change-systemic-transformation-textile-sector

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