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Environmental sustainability is defined as a responsible interaction with the environment to avoid depletion or degradation of natural resources and allow for long-term environmental quality. It is inevitably associated with the perspectives on human needs and well-being. In this sense, environmental sustainability is mutually reinforcing economic and societal sustainability. In other words, it is essential to live within the earth’s planetary boundary so as not to jeopardize the ability for future generations to meet their needs.

As part of the global and local efforts to meet the human-ecosystem equilibrium, CIFAL Jeju/JITC organizes environmental workshops on a variety of relevant topics like climate change and green growth, carbon-free development, waste management, e-mobility, and environmentally sound technologies. Serving as a venue to share policy experiences and action plans, the Center joins the effort of the global community in moving towards a more sustainable future.

[2022 September 29, October 4&6] Sustainable Fashion: Challenges and Possible Breakthroughs of the Green Transition in the Asia Pacific Fashion Industry 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2022.12.07



Sustainable Fashion: Challenges and Possible Breakthroughs
for the Green Transition of the Asia Pacific Fashion Industry 
and Its Value Chain





29 September – 6 October 2022 – Centre International de Formation des Autorites et Leaders Jeju (CIFAL Jeju) organized an international workshop on “Sustainable Fashion: Challenges and Possible Breakthroughs for the Green Transition of the Asia Pacific Fashion Industry”. The workshop invited 48 participants from 11 countries, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia and Singapore.


The three-day workshop was composed of (1) six experts’ lectures, (2) one panel discussion, (3) five case studies, (4) Interactive Quiz and (5) group activity to develop possible action plans. The sessions featured nine invited experts from public, private and academic sector, Ms. Youngran Hur, UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office, Mr. Gundolf Klaehn & Ms. Kristin Sommer, GIZ FABRIC Asia, Mr. Hong Quan Nguyen, Vietnam National University, Ms. Devyani Hari, Centre for Responsible Business (CRB), Ms. Le Kim, CL2B-Closed Loop to Balance, Ms. Tina Chen, KPMG China, Ms. Carolyn Poon, Singapore Fashion Council, Mr. Kwanghyun Kim, Patagonia and Mr. Hey Wook Jung, BYN Black Yak. The 10 speakers covered issues such as the overall view of environmental impacts of fashion industry and its value chain, imminent global green regulations on the industry and its anticipated impacts on our region, global fashion companies' movement and ultimately best practices from both public and private sectors we may learn from.




The most fruitful outcome of the workshop was that with the help of professional advisors, 2 constructive sustainable fashion education programs, 2 sustainable fashion business models, possible action plans for sustainable fashion and its value chain in the area of cross-cutting, regulation, business/economy, education/awareness-raising and technology were promisingly proposed by participants. 




[Annex 1] Possible Action Plans Suggested by Participants for the Sustainable Fashion Industry and its value chain in the Asia-Pacific Region 




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