On 11 December 2023, the CIRPASS project was represented at a podium discussion at COP28 in Dubai.
Under the headline The Role of Creative Arts and Industries in Sustainable Industrial Transformation, these discussions were hosted by Lisa Lang, Director Policy & EU Affairs Orchestrator at EIT Climate KIC, and had the textile sector as a focus.
Andreas Schneider, CEO of Global Textile Scheme GmbH and a representative of CIRPASS, participated in the first of four podium discussions within COP28: Design, Digitalization and Sustainable Development.
Andreas considers that the main outcomes of Panel1 (where he participated) were:
- “The adaption of the necessary circular shift of the textile and fashion sector could be better, as the post-Covid market environment is more than challenging.”
- “We should bring more attention to the huge volume of micro-sized stakeholders, who have the least resources but more flexibility – but they need structured and funded training support for the upcoming transition processes.”
- It is a positive fact, that ESPR sets the necessary guidelines for a transition to more sustainability and material circles, which otherwise wouldn’t come by itself.”
- “Politics and industry should collaborate more and learn more from each other by doing so.”
- “CIRPASS as an enablement project is a positive best practice for how such a joint venture could look like and how fruitful this can be.”
See the full panel discussion below 👇