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Sustainable Recovery through Sustainable Fashion: A Focus on the Environmental Dimensions
The UN Environment Management Group (“EMG”), in close collaboration with the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion, UNCTAD, UNEP, UNECE, UNESCO, UNFCCC, and ILO will organize a Sustainable Recovery through Sustainable Fashion: A Focus on the Environmental Dimensions (7 September 2021) Nexus Dialogue intending to facilitate an exchange of different approaches to address the environmental facets of the Sustainable Fashion Nexus, especially in pursuit of sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 context, and with an emphasis on the UN system’s programmes.

Key presentations will be made by the ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, UNEP, UNCTAD, UNECE, UNESCO, UNFCCC, and ILO – after which, there will be a moderated free-flowing discussion involving all participants on the micro- and macro-lens questions.

Against the UN Fashion Alliance, partners will share knowledge of updated initiatives, challenges, and capacity gaps – the discussion will apply both a micro- and macro-lens.

The Micro-lens will have a peer-to-peer exchange on applying the environmental perspective to Sustainable Fashion, and identifying unexplored opportunities with a particular focus on circularity and decarbonization.

The Macro-lens will seek to mobilize the UN system in its support to the Fashion Industry in advancing a Sustainable and Resilient Recovery for All through the environmental lens under the auspices, of Stockholm+50 2022, and the Task Group of the One Planet Network and International Resource Panel.

For safety and logistical reasons, the Nexus Dialogue will be held virtually and hosted on Zoom Webinar. Sustainable Recovery through Sustainable Fashion: A Focus on the Environmental Dimensions (7 September 2021) will be 120-minutes long.

Sep 7, 2021 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Sophia Yang
Executive Director @Threading Change
Bettina Heller
Programme Officer @UNEP
Margherita Licata
Technical Specialist @ILO
Paola Deda
Director, Forests, Land and Housing Division @UNECE
Niclas Svenningsen
Manager, Global Climate Action @UNFCCC
Marisa Henderson
Head of Programme, Creative Economy @UNCTAD
Meriem Bouamrane
Section Chief, Research & Policy on Biodiversity, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, MAB Programme @UNESCO
Sylvie Benard
Chair @Paris Good Fashion
Simone Cipriani
Chairperson and Head @UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion and ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative
Elisabeth Tuerk
Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division @UNECE