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BGMEA President Faruque Hassan met with Md. Mostafa Kamal, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change at the secretariat on October 12.
BGMEA Vice President Shahidullah Azim and Vice President Miran Ali were also present at the meeting.
They had discussions on the issues and priorities that would be highlighted by Bangladesh in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021.
They stressed on the importance of sharing the steps taken by Bangladesh and its experience to address the challenges of climate change. They also emphasized on strongly placing Bangladesh’s expectations from COP26.
Leaders of BGMEA including President Faruque Hassan are expected to join the Bangladeshi delegation to COP26 where global apparel brands would be present. They would highlight the strides of Bangladesh’s RMG industry in the area of environmental sustainability at the global platform -- COP26.
Among the garment exporting countries, Bangladesh is leading with the highest number of green-certified factories in the world. 40 out of the global top 100 LEED green factories are in Bangladesh.
BGMEA has signed the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action and is making committed efforts to align the Bangladesh RMG industry with the net zero target of the global fashion industry.