13 October 2021

Leather industry call to arms for COP26 - Joint Manifesto to be published

The International Council of Tanners, the Leather and Hide Council of America and Leather Naturally have published a joint manifesto ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) that will take place in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.

 

 

In the manifesto, which they will make public on October 25, the leather industry bodies issue a call for COP26 to recognise four key points.

 

It should acknowledge “the cyclical, climate-efficient nature of natural fibres and the potential these materials have for helping to reduce the climate impacts of consumer products”. COP26 should also encourage the use of natural materials wherever feasible and reduce unnecessary reliance on fossil-fuel-based alternatives.

 

In addition, the conference should give support to lifecycle assessment (LCA) methodologies that “accurately account for the environmental impact of fossil-fuel based materials, including end-of-life properties”. 

 

Finally, the manifesto calls on COP26 to promote long-lasting products that can be used many times, repaired and refurbished, and last for years. 

 

Leather fulfils all these criteria perfectly, as the nearly 70 in-depth features World Leather has published in its Leather and the Circular Economy section in the last two years make abundantly clear.

 

The three signatories of the manifesto have also called on leather industry organisations around the world to endorse the manifesto and have said they hope bodies representing other natural materials will add their voices too.

 

They asked organisations such as national leather industry organisations to communicate support of the manifesto to the COP26 delegations that their national governments will send to Glasgow, to politicians who will take part in the conference, to media outlets covering the event, to other individuals or organisations that have a voice in “the debate on a circular and responsible society”, and on social media.

 

They envisage an intense, industry-wide communication effort in the week building up to the start of COP26 and have said they will prepare and share material for industry organisations to use in this effort from October 25 onwards. 

關於亞太區皮革展 ​

我們為皮革、物料及時裝業界創造面對面洽談的機會,爲客戶締造實質商機。我們雲集世界各地的商家,讓他們尋找新的合作伙伴,發掘潛在客戶或供應商,並掌握業界最新發展。   我們主辦多個專注時尚及生活潮流的商貿展覽會, 為這不斷變化的行業,提供最全面的買家及參展商服務,方便他們了解急速轉變的行業環境,並預測來季趨勢。

社交媒體:​

聯絡我們: