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UNECE-FAO Latin America training Workshop - accelerating action for the sustainable and circular garment and footwear industry - innovation for inclusive cotton value chains

06 December 2021 10:30 - 16:30
Virtual meeting Santiago Chile

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

The event, part of UNECE project on Traceability for Sustainable Garment and Footwear, consists in a one-day training workshop to provide stakeholders with the tools they need to drive change towards sustainable and circular value chains in the garment and footwear sector and also collect inputs for face to face event with the industry on April 2022.

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.