In cooperation with the Fashion Charter for Climate Action, and selected signatories (e.g. Adidas, Burberry, Puma, Decathlon, VF Corporations, Hugo Boss, GAP), FABRIC developed a Climate Action Training e-learning with the overarching objective to help achieve the industry’s climate ambitions and transition suppliers to a low-carbon business model. The training provides garment, textile, and footwear manufacturers with basic knowledge of climate change, the impact of the fashion industry on climate, energy efficiency, and renewable energy, as well as practical expertise on greenhouse gases and GHG accounting.
The Climate Action Training e-learning is available on the Atingi Platform from GIZ: www.atingi.org. Before you register for the course, an account needs to be created. You can find more information on the Atingi Platform on how to create your account.
For English: https://online.atingi.org/enrol/index.php?id=1382
For Mandarin: https://online.atingi.org/enrol/index.php?id=1403
For Vietnamese: https://online.atingi.org/enrol/index.php?id=1928
For Italian: https://online.atingi.org/enrol/index.php?id=3462
The course aims to increase the carbon and climate management of manufacturers in the textile, garment, and footwear sectors. The Climate Action Training is intended for Tier 1 and 2 suppliers, specifically top-level, mid-management, and technical staff.
There are no prerequisites for the Climate Action Training e-learning.
The Climate Action Training e-learning is a self-paced course and provides an introduction to the impact of the fashion industry on climate change and it helps suppliers to take steps in their climate action journey.
The Climate Action Training e-learning is divided into five different modules that consist of an introductory module on climate change and climate initiatives in the industry, followed by four technical modules.
Module 1: Why climate action? Introductory module for understanding climate change, the impact of the fashion industry and why textile facilities should endeavour to take climate action.
Module 2: GHG emissions: This module looks into GHG emissions and touches upon how to measure GHG footprints at a product or corporate level. The module addresses the different types of GHG that are relevant to the textile and fashion industries, commonly used approaches for measuring GHG footprints and a first overview of the GHG accounting process. Throughout this course, the methodology of corporate-level accounting is applied as per the GHG Protocol.
Module 3: GHG accounting: This module covers GHG accounting and provides an overview of corporate GHG accounting (as per the standards set by the GHG Protocol) and the step-by-step process for conducting GHG accounting (e.g. insights into some scenarios regarding activity data commonly found). This overview is then followed by exercises on how to measure scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, using examples from textile factories. The main focus of this module is on scope 1 and scope 2 emissions.
Module 4: Target setting: The fourth module is about climate target setting. In this module, participants will learn about baseline emissions and what considerations are important when setting a climate target (e.g. the target base year, the boundaries to include, the target type and the level of ambition). The last two lessons will provide learners with an example of what an action plan may look like and the platforms commonly used to communicate targets.
Module 5: Solutions: The last module looks into opportunities for solutions at a factory level. The module is split into two sub-modules, namely energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The energy efficiency module provides insights into how to establish an energy management system (important for measuring and tracking energy consumption) and includes a list of selected energy-saving opportunities that can be applied in a textile facility setting. The renewable energy module covers three main technologies relevant to the fashion and textile industries, which are solar PV, solar thermal PV and biomass. Accompanying the module are supporting factsheets specific to the renewable energy topic and guidance on technical and financial aspects of solar PV relevant to the four target countries, each of which can be read separately to or complementarily alongside the module.
This training will enable garment, textile and footwear manufacturers to better understand the relevance of global decarbonisation efforts, their role in contributing to these efforts and accounting their greenhouse gas emissions, as well as learning about concrete solutions available for cutting emissions throughout their operations.
The Climate Action Training e-learning is a self-paced course, available on the Atingi Platform. The course is available in English, Mandarin, Khmer, Bengali, Vietnamese, Turkish, and Italian and is free of charge. After completion of the e-learning, you are encouraged to do the in-person Climate Action Training which is available on the ZDHC Academy Platform. Here you will dive deeper into the climate change topics that are covered in the e-learning but with a trainer.