07 July – InTex South Africa: Policy Training for Eco-Innovation Workshop

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) together with the Centre for African Resource Efficiency and Sustainability (CARES), would like to invite you to attend the policy training for the eco-innovation workshop.

The workshop will focus on the key role policymakers have in fostering eco-innovation, and how to use polity to create an enabling environment for eco-innovation.

Attendees can look forward to being part of an interactive discussion on how policy instruments (i.e., regulatory, information-based, economic, voluntary, and behavioural instruments) can be used to enable eco-innovation in the textile sector in South Africa.

Transitioning to a circular economy based on sustainable consumption and production patterns requires new sustainable business strategies and models and a supportive policy framework.

Creating these new sustainable business strategies and models in response to environmental, economic, and social challenges is a process of eco-innovation. While there is a clear business case for eco-innovation, overcoming barriers to eco-innovation needs government support.

The InTex project aims to:

  • Increase among SMEs and governments the knowledge on resource efficiency, life cycle thinking, circularity and eco-innovation in the textile value chain.
  • Train textiles stakeholders on eco-innovation and product environment footprint (PEF).
  • Accompany textiles businesses to transform their approach and business models in order to increase sustainability and circularity in the textile value chain.
  • Increase the access to environmental and lifecycle data so that textiles businesses and policymakers can make better informed decisions and implement relevant strategies.
  • Provide evidence of the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the different sustainable economic models in the textiles value chain, to help bridge the science-policy gap and raise awareness on the potential impacts of adopting and fostering innovative sustainable and circular policies and practices.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, 07 July 2022
Time: 10:00 – 12:30
Venue / Platform: MS Teams Link


Please confirm your attendance via email ncpc@csir.co.za or ksedieane@csir.co.za.

For more information about the event and please email Pearl Thusi, NCPC-SA at: pthusi@csir.co.za or visit https://www.unep.org/intex.

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