May 04, 2022

Workshop on decarbonising the textile manufacturing sector in Pakistan

Photo Copyright: WWF Pakistan

The NAMA Support Project (NSP) “Pakistan - Decarbonising Textile Manufacturing” organised a consultative workshop on decarbonising the textile manufacturing sector in Pakistan. The event was held last April in Karachi. Over 50 people joined the workshop, including textile industry professionals, government organisations, the chairpersons of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) and the Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PHMA).

Among the topics discussed was the importance for introducing innovative and climate-friendly production methods to reduce overall environmental footprints, mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and enhance working conditions in the sector. Participants also highlighted the dire need to efficiently use available energy resources, in addition to switching to renewable energy resources. Hassaan Ghazali (WWF-Pakistan) underscored the need to “do more with less resources”.  

The value of such larger events was stressed, as they help place the sector in the right direction. The participants demonstrated great interest in and support for the project, which became clear through the level of audience engagement in the question-and-answer sessions.

Read more about the event on TEXtalks and Business Recorder

About the project: This NSP was selected under the 7th Call and is now in the Detailed Preparation Phase. The NSP will provide access to funding (via the Financial Component [FC]) and advisory support (via the Technical Component [TC] component) to decarbonise the textile manufacturing section in Pakistan. Learn more about the project here.

The NAMA Facility is a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities (KEFM), the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the European Union and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).