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

The Legislative Race Is On: Legislation & Regulation in the European Union

Finally a consensus is emerging that smart regulation and legislation is essential for ensuring the fashion and apparel industries take responsbility for their environmental and social impacts. The EU is one of the world’s largest markets for fashion and apparel, which means its a big deal when it proposes and begins to implement a significant number of pieces of legislation to end what it calls “Fast Fashion”. So where does climate action fit in this legislative agenda?
Some of the key questions we covered in this session included:
Will the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles and all the related legislative packages be effective at driving decarbonization at the pace and scale required?
Which pieces of legislation will be most effective and where are there currently significant problems or gaps?
What should be improved?
Are there any links between EU policies on textiles and on climate change?


Lars Fogh Mortensen, Expert, textiles and circular economy, European Environment Agency
Lars Fogh Mortensen is an economist and expert on textiles and circular economy in the European Environment Agency. He is behind many briefings and reports from the Agency addressing challenges and policy options for textiles sustainability and circularity. He has worked on sustainability in international organisations for over 25 years.
Marina Prados Espinola, Public Affairs Manager, Policy Hub
Marina Prados is the Public Affairs Manager at the Policy Hub, where she focuses on following European policies and engaging with the different industry stakeholders, aiming at boosting the sustainability and circularity of the textile sector. At Policy Hub, she specializes in the textiles and footwear industry, working on environmental but also social and due diligence policies. Prior to joining the Policy Hub, Marina worked as a Senior Sustainability Consultant. She works and lives in Brussels, where she has been closely shadowing the policy process and engaging with different policymakers and stakeholders since the beginning of the current EU legislative mandate in 2019.
Paola Migliorini, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Environment
Paola Migliorini, Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission, Directorate General Environment, has been working on circular economy policies since 2012. She has coordinated the policy development and the implementation of the two Circular Economy Action Plan adopted by the European Commission in 2015 and 2020. She currently focus on circular economy for textiles & plastics and on the EU Ecolabel. She has great interest in best practices on sustainable consumption and production from innovative businesses and public authorities. She has both the experience of the European institutions, which includes funding opportunities for environmental protection, and of the private sector, namely the multinational health industry. Her motto: “explain, listen and make it happen”.
Pascale Moreau, Founder and Public Affairs Consultant, Ohana Public Affairs
Pascale Moreau is an active citizen and nature lover who has been working in public affairs for over 16 years. Her experience is as diverse as the environment and includes industries like textiles, information and communication technologies, and healthcare. This multifaceted experience has made her an expert in navigating the obstacles and opportunities involved in implementing sustainable development strategies and laws. In 2019, Pascale founded Ohana with the mission to help companies develop medium and long-term sustainable development strategies reflecting the risks, opportunities and realities present in their markets.
Luca Boniolo is the Programme Manager at ECOS responsible for textiles and works to bring the textile sector back within planetary boundaries. Luca advocates for legislation and standards aimed at decreasing volumes of textile production, making textile products more sustainable and circular, preventing waste and pollution and regenerating nature. Before joining ECOS in 2023, Luca worked for more than six years on sustainability policies and textiles in a consultancy and in a trade association. He has an academic background in European studies, international affairs and political sciences.

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