Sustainable Cashmere Day held in Ulaanbaatar
The Mongolian Sustainable Cashmere Platform at UNDP and Improving Adaptive Capacity and Risk Management of Rural Communities in Mongolia project organized the 1st ever Sustainable Cashmere Day 2023.
The Mongolian Sustainable Cashmere Platform at UNDP and the Improving Adaptive Capacity and Risk Management of Rural Communities in Mongolia project funded by the Green Climate Fund jointly organized the first ever Sustainable Cashmere Day 2023 event. The event aimed to raise public awareness of environmentally friendly and sustainable cashmere, to support collaboration between stakeholders, and to promote industry's best sustainable practices. The goals and priorities of the government of Mongolia on adaptation and mitigation of climate change were discussed at the event as well as the requirements and importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly livestock production. Event also recognized the best herders, herder organizations, cooperatives, and cashmere industry producers who have made progress in meeting the sustainability policy and sustainable cashmere standards in Mongolia in the eight categories. Furthermore, stakeholders of the cashmere supply chain such as representatives of herders, cooperatives, national and international cashmere factories, and industry experts, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry and Ministry of Environment and Tourism discussed the policies, goals, and challenges of sustainable cashmere and animal husbandry adapted to climate change and highlighted good industry practices. Additionally, the event brought together government officials, the private sector, herders and cooperatives, academy, international organizations, and buyers.