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The Financial Case for Science-Based Targets

The stakes are high for addressing climate change. Research from the United Nations outlines grim outcomes if we don’t reduce carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2030.

As the fashion industry works towards this goal, a growing number of brands and suppliers are adopting science-based targets. Centered on the benchmark of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius,
these commitments translate the broader need for climate action to a corporate level.

The “Setting the Bar: Science-Based Targets” panel at Texworld USA on July 21 delved into how these targets work and how companies are using these goals. Moderator John Mowbray, founder and editor of Ecotextile News, was joined by panelists from Lenzing, Nordstrom and the World Resources Institute.

Read more at Carved in Blue.

This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit