We often forget that a lot of the clothes we wear come from nature. Natural fibers such as cotton, linen, wool and cashmere are sourced from plants and animals, and rely on land and water resources. Sustainable sourcing of raw materials is essential so that we do not overstress land or overuse water, this is especially important in the context of climate change.
UNDP is supporting the Government of Mongolia through a number of complementary initiatives, including the Improving Adaptive Capacity and Risk Management of Rural Communities in Mongolia project.
UNDP has also launched the Sustainable Cashmere Platform, which engages brands, local processors, herder groups, development partners, civil society organizations and public authorities for common agreement on sustainability in cashmere and establishes partnerships and coordinated investments to advance sustainability in production and processing.
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