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2nd UNECE-FAO RLC Latin America Regional Workshop

Accelerating action for the sustainable and circular garment and footwear industry, innovation for inclusive cotton value chains

07 April 2022 9:30 - 17:30
Santiago Chile

A transition to circular economic models is key to improved sustainability in the garment and footwear sector - a shift that can be realized with verifiable production data, delivered through improved supply chain traceability and transparency.

The event, part of the UNECE Project on Traceability for Sustainable Garment and Footwear, follows up from the one-day virtual training workshop held in December 2021, to provide stakeholders with the tools they need to drive change towards sustainable and circular value chains in the garment and footwear sector.

Participants will learn about the toolbox, policy approaches, ongoing blockchain pilots on textile industry with focus in the cotton value chain and experiences on the ground in the Latin American region.

The workshop is organized jointly by UNECE and FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in conjunction with the project “Enhancing Traceability and Transparency for Sustainable and Circular Value Chains in Garment and Footwear”, jointly implemented with the UN’s International Trade Centre (ITC), with financial support from the European Union.

FAO supports the initiative through the Task Force on Cooperatives in coordination with the +Cotton Project, which represents the action of the South-South Cooperation of the Government of Brazil and the participation of more than seven Latin American and Caribbean countries.