Also on the agenda will be PEFC’s ‘Forests for Fashion’ initiative and its partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the United Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion. Forest for Fashion goals to ‘link’ forest-based materials such as viscose and lyocell from sustainably managed forests with the world of fashion. In Timor-Leste, the place conflict disrupted an extended tradition of weaving, UNDP is helping communities to both protect this important piece of cultural heritage, as properly as to build business skills in direction of economic empowerment. Related to jewellery, in Indonesia via the GEF GOLD Program, UNDP is helping to scale back using mercury, which is dangerous to ecosystems and human health, in the artisanal scale gold mining sector. Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.

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