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27 August 2020

Fashion Needs to Act on Climate│Read the Report

By Global Fashion Agenda

To achieve global climate goals, the fashion industry will have to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030. Fashion on Climate report sheds light on the critical role the fashion industry has to play in combatting the most pressing issue of our time: Climate Change.

The Fashion on Climate report is the result of a multi-year partnership between Global Fashion Agenda and McKinsey & Company. Fashion on Climate provides an analysis of the fashion industry’s current carbon emissions, the potential to accelerate emissions reduction by 2030 and the costs associated with levers for emissions reduction across the industry value chain. It also outlines priority actions for fashion brands, manufacturers, and consumers to accelerate decarbonisation across the industry.

As the need to address climate change becomes more urgent, industry sectors across the global economy are working to reduce their carbon emissions and assess their progress toward the goals set out in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Fashion makes a sizeable contribution to climate change. Despite efforts to reduce emissions, the industry is on a trajectory that will miss the 1.5-degree pathway to mitigate climate change set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by 50 percent.

With your effort, we can achieve the global climate goals. Explore the figures and learn more about our potential to change on our website here.