Who is responsible?

2019 Lecture Series: Realising the SDGs – Sustainability in the textile and clothing sector #5 Who is responsible?

The SDGs provide for all states to undertake measures by 2030 that will secure global sustainable production and consumption patterns. The textile sector already has some approaches that are intended to ensure the clothes we wear are produced more sustainably. And yet, the global garment industry still has an enormous environmental impact. Disastrous working conditions continue to be routine for many workers in manufacturing countries of the Global South. Even though we know what impact our consumption patterns are having, our purchasing habits have barely changed. At the end of this Lecture Series, we want to take stock from various stakeholder angles: politics, business, civil society, actual practice and development cooperation. How can existing approaches be strengthened and perhaps even combined in order to guarantee sustainability in the textile sector, from raw material extraction and production through to consumption and recycling?

  • Anna Katrin Cavazzini, Member of the European Parliament
  • Jürgen Janssen, GIZ
  • Anita Reddy, Engagement Global
  • Stefan Niethammer, 3Freunde
  • Ariane Piper, Clean Clothes Campaign 
  • Jörg John, agricultural engineer

Venue and time:

GIZ Representation Berlin
Reichpietschufer 20
10785 Berlin

2 December 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by light refreshments


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