Ministries sign a sustainable energy pact for the clothing sector

The Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Science and Innovation and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed an agreement on the promotion of sustainable energy practices in the sector of clothing in Cambodia.

The aim of the EU-Switch Garment project, signed Tuesday in Kep, is to increase the competitiveness of Cambodian garment factories and reduce the environmental impact of the industry.

The agreement was signed by Tung Ciny, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation; Vann Monyneath, Director General, Directorate General of Policy and Strategy, Department of the Environment; Shomi Kim, representative of GGGI in Cambodia under the chairmanship of Tin Ponlok, State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Second Vice-President of the National Council for Sustainable Development on behalf of Say Samal, Minister of Environment and President of the National Council for Sustainable Development Development.

This marks a milestone for EU SWITCH Asia’s promotion of sustainable energy practices in the garment sector in Cambodia and will see the joint efforts of the three agencies to promote sustainability and energy efficiency in the garment sector. clothing.

The promotion of sustainable energy practices is recognized as the main factor that would address the current status quo and competitiveness of Cambodian garment factories.

EU-Switch Garment is implemented by the GGGI, in collaboration with Geres and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC).

The project is funded by the European Union under the EU SWITCH-Asia program which is currently implementing projects promoting sustainable consumption and production in 24 countries in Asia and beyond.

The objective is to implement the “Model Green Factory Program” with a monitoring and verification system, which includes energy audits on performance standards, energy management practices and reporting, training factories to go green and increasing investment in sustainable energy.

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