This growth would be decoupled from negative environmental impacts, resulting in a 46 per cent rise in the garment sector’s contribution to GDP and at the same time reducing negative environmental impact.
Cambodia’s environment ministry recently unveiled the roadmap for sustainable development in the garment sector as part of the government’s focus on sustainable development. In the green industry scenario with a focus on sustainable consumption and production (SCP), the garment sector could raise real GDP by $2.7 billion between 2015 and 2030.
Environment minister Say Samal, who also chairs the National Council for Sustainable Development, said guided by the council’s Strategic Plan 2018-23, SCP of goods and services is one of the priorities of the green economy.
The ministry has integrated SCP into its policies and initiatives to enable green and inclusive growth, he was quoted as saying by a Cambodian media outlet.
To improve SCP practices in the textile and garment sector, he stressed the formulation of the SCP national road map and delivery of a demonstration project focused on SCP and the circular economy in the sector.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)