Top fashion brands call for a ‘strong’ deal at COP21

The bosses of seven top clothing companies, including H&M and Adidas, are calling for a “strong” deal in Paris to tackle climate change. In a joint letter, also signed by Burton […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The bosses of seven top clothing companies, including H&M and Adidas, are calling for a “strong” deal in Paris to tackle climate change.

In a joint letter, also signed by Burton Snowboards, Eileen Fisher, Levi Strauss, Gap and VF Corporation, they stated the effects of climate is “harming the world in which we operate”.

“From the farmers in cotton fields to the workers in garment factories, we know that people in some of the least climate-resilient regions are being negatively impacted by a warming world”, it added.

They are urging for an agreement to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy which includes a global goal of net zero emissions and national carbon emission mitigation commitments reviewed every five years.

They also suggest providing funding to build climate-resilient economies and communities.

The joint letter concluded: “We are ready to meet the climate challenges that face our businesses. Please join us in meeting the climate challenges that face our world.”

Earlier this year H&M launched a collection made from sustainably sourced materials.

Nike pledged to source 100% of their electricity from renewables.