The Scandinavian Textile Initiative For Climate Action (STICA)

Climate Action Week
for Fashion & Apparel

The Scandinavian Textile Initiative For Climate Action (STICA)

Climate Action Week for Fashion & Apparel

We Have Set Science-Based Targets for GHG Reductions, But How Feasible & Realistic Are Our Climate & Energy Goals?

Ambitious targets are necessary, but if they are not currently feasible in the current countries where the majority of current global production takes place, what does this mean for industry decarbonization? During this session experts and practitioners summarized the current state of play when it comes to the potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy in countries where a majority of today’s production takes place and discussed the implications of this analysis for accountability and investment.
Some of the key questions we discussed included:
What is is possible when it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy in the best case and worst cases in different countries and regions?
If feasability and potential varies, what does this mean for industry action and company level action?
Are supply chain partners unfairly burdened with the task of decarbonization if decarbonization is not even feasible in some countries or regions?
What additional strategies are needed given the realities on the ground and in different markets?


Sabrina Faber, Strategy Team Lead, Act Renewable
Having worked on RE implementation (On-site solar, PPAs and EACs) for more than 5 years, Sabrina has a deep technical understanding of the renewable energy sector in Europe and APAC. Currently, Sabrina leads the Strategy and Innovation at act renewable where her and her team design and execute renewable energy transition strategies for key clients across global markets.
Trang Nguyen, Senior Manager - Asia Advisory Services, Act Renewable
Trang heads up the act renewable team in Asia and is responsible for client engagement and business development across the region.  Trang has been working closely with global corporates and their supply chains in Asia for more than 8 years to develop RE solutions as part of their decarbonizing efforts. Trang has strong networks with public and private stakeholders, NGOs and industries in many countries.
Pauline Op de Beeck, Environmental Portfolio Lead, Apparel Impact Institute
Pauline is responsible for the Climate Solutions Portfolio. The Climate Solutions Portfolio is Aii’s data-backed tool to deploy grants and solutions to scale implementation. In this role she manages the grant program, solution recruitment and deployment.
Kim Hellström, Climate Program Manager, Global Production, H&M Group
Kim is leading the decarbonization agenda within H&M Group’s production organization, responsible for ~70% of the company´s emissions. He has a passion for corporate communication and transparency guided by a strong sense of right and wrong. He has a special interest in corporate greenwashing and the challenges companies have around not misleading their customers or consumers while still being able to talk about progress. Kim is committed to work with people’s mindset and ambitions, aligning these to science, remove fossil fuel from the supply chain and enable H&M Group to achieve net-zero by 2040.
Vidiya Amrit Khan, Deputy Managing Director, Desh Group of Companies
As the Deputy Managing Director of Desh Group of Companies, Vidiya Amrit Khan navigates the intricate realms of industry with sagacity and foresight. Her multifaceted engagements extend beyond corporate realms, manifesting in her pivotal directorial roles within the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), where she has been twice elected as Director. Presently assuming the mantle of Director-in-Charge of the Circular Fashion Partnership, she spearheads transformative initiatives aimed at propelling Bangladesh’s transition towards a Circular Economy paradigm. Noteworthy among these endeavors is her active guidance of the BGMEA Circular Fashion Unit Team within the SWITCH2CE Project, generously funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). This seminal project delineates a strategic roadmap for the integration of informal sectors into the garment value chain, underscoring her commitment to inclusive and sustainable growth. In parallel, Vidiya Amrit Khan assumes a pivotal leadership role in the CREATE Project, a collaborative research initiative funded by DANIDA, exemplifying her steadfast dedication to catalyzing the Circularity transition within Bangladesh’s RMG industry. As a fervent advocate for sustainability, she has devoted considerable efforts over the past few years towards fostering a transition from the linear economy model to the Circular Economy paradigm. Her overarching vision not only encompasses industry progression but also anticipates and navigates the impending due diligence imperatives poised to impact Bangladesh’s industrial landscape.

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