G7 vows to address environmental impact of fashion industry

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2024-05-01 17:38:20 – France

France's ecological transition minister announced that the G7 will focus on tackling the environmental and climate effects of the fashion and textiles sector during their meeting in Italy. Ministers at the G7 meeting in Turin are determined to confront the challenges posed by fast fashion, aiming to curb the harmful impacts of the textile industry, such as plastic pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Textile emissions are now surpassing those of the entire African continent, highlighting the urgent need for action to combat global warming and uphold the Paris Agreement's goals. The G7, composed of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and US, will issue a declaration emphasizing the necessity for a more circular fashion industry, with a focus on recycling and sustainability.

To address the issue, the G7 plans to establish an international forum on resource efficiency, aiming to implement practical measures like increasing producer responsibility and enhancing supply chain transparency.

According to McKinsey consultancy firm, annual greenhouse gas emissions from textiles production exceed those of all international flights and maritime ships combined, emphasizing the urgency of the situation.

The European Environment Agency warns that Europe must accelerate efforts towards a circular economy to meet climate targets, citing a significant portion of textiles being wasted without use.

The G7's commitment follows France's parliamentary vote in March to implement measures aimed at discouraging the purchase of low-cost fast fashion, particularly from large-scale Chinese producers.

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