Climate Action Training for the fashion industry

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 an online Climate Action Training. The training provides garment, textile, and footwear manufacturers with basic knowledge of climate change, the impact of the fashion industry, energy efficiency, and renewable energy, as well as practical expertise on greenhouse gases and GHG accounting.


With an overarching objective to help achieve the industry’s climate ambitions and transition suppliers to a low-carbon business model, the Climate Action Training course 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. The 5 thematic modules can be completed independently (self-paced), tutor-guided, or in both formats. The course is available in English, Mandarin, Khmer, Bengali, Vietnamese, Turkish, and Italian. The self-paced course is free of charge.

Course curriculum

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 2 emissions, using examples from textile factories. The main focus of this module is on Scope 1 and 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, such as 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.

Target audience

The aim of the course is 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.

Course registration

If you are interested in the Climate Action Training, you can register via the Atingi Platform and start your learning journey. Before registration for the course, an account needs to be created. You can find more information on the Atingi Platform on how to create your account.

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