Why Fashion Can’t Turn A Blind Eye To The Latest IPCC Report BY EMILY CHAN
11 April 2022
British Vogue, Article by Emily Chan
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC), published last week, makes for bleak reading. Scientists have warned that we need to reach peak greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 at the latest to stand a chance of keeping global warming to 1.5C compared to pre-industrial levels and to avoid catastrophic effects worldwide.
While the 2,913-page report may seem far removed from the world of fashion, it’s not something that can be ignored – particularly as the industry is currently responsible for between four and 10 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions globally. “The report made it clear in no uncertain terms that immediate action is needed,” Maxine Bédat, executive director of the New Standard Institute, tells Vogue.