Climate Change, Paris Accord, and Challenges for the Fashion Industry

By Madeline Enderle

Faculty Mentor: Professor Wei Chen

The case study examines the Paris Agreement’s climate change mitigation efforts and the fashion industry’s global carbon footprint. To lessen its greenhouse gas emissions, the retail industry has partnered with the United Nations to develop the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. The action plan encompasses emissions reduction targets for the fashion industry that support the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. Additionally, tactics of leading fashion companies are evaluated to bring awareness to the environmental impact of the fashion industry.