Race to Zero in the Fashion industry: a UK-Italy Talk on Sustainability ahead of COP26

tue10nov3:30 pmtue4:30 pmRace to Zero in the Fashion industry: a UK-Italy Talk on Sustainability ahead of COP26Sustainable Fashion webinar organised by The Department for International Trade Italy (DIT)

Event Details

How leading fashion organisations have committed to setting a decarbonisation pathway for the whole industry, preventing future threats, creating decent jobs and unlocking inclusive and clean growth.

In 2021 the UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, in partnership with Italy.
During COP24 in 2018 a group of fashion stakeholders worked to find ways in which the broader textile and fashion industry could move towards a holistic commitment to climate action and signed the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

Within a series of talks organised under the DIT Europe Clean Growth campaign, the Department for International Trade Italy has invited key representatives of the UK and Italy fashion industry to talk about their commitment to sustainable and ethical practices, encourage more companies to sign the Charter and embrace the Race to Zero campaign.

Institutional keynote speakers

Department for International Trade:
Richard Burn, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe

United Nations Climate Change:
Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu, Sectors Engagement Lead

British Fashion Council:
Caroline Rush, CEO

Italian Ministry for the Environment:
a Climate Change representative, name TBC

Corporate keynote speakers

Department for International Trade Italy:
Marina Iremonger, Head of Consumer & Luxury Trade Team

Thomas Berry, Director of Sustainable Business

John Smedley Limited:
Ian Maclean, Managing Director

Oliver Wayman, Founder

Pidigi S.p.A.:
Giovanni Rosson, Product Manager

Q&A session

The webinar will be in English and will last 1 hour.




(Tuesday) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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