At the beginning of October, Better Cotton’s Pakistan Regional Member Meeting took place in Karachi, Pakistan – the first in-person in the country since the end of COVID-19 restrictions. The theme of the meeting was “Climate Change Mitigation: Towards 2030″ and attracted some 200 attendees.
Lena Staafgard, Chief Operating Officer at Better Cotton, participated virtually and shared the Better Cotton 2030 Strategy. Hina Fouzia, Pakistan Country Director at Better Cotton, shared Pakistan country updates focusing on the current situation after the heavy floodings.
Many interesting topics around climate change and supply chain resilience were discussed during the meeting. Adam Kay, Chief Operating Officer of Cotton Australia, shared important insights from cotton production in Australia, also including its challenges. Marcelo Duarte Monteiro, Director of International Relations for ABRAPA (Brazilian Cotton Growers Association), spoke about the ABR certification process and the environmental footprint of cotton produced under ABR certification. At the end, Romina Kochius, Project Manager Textiles, GIZ, presented how to combine the three dimensions of sustainability in the textile and garment industry.
The 2022 Pakistan Regional Member Meeting was sponsored by Mahmood Group & Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC).