GALLERY IN COPENHAGEN

NEWSText: victor moreno

First CO2 neutral fair in the world.

The Scandinavian design-driven brands find in Copenhagen a window stand to the globe. Gallery International Fashion Fair Copenhagen presents profiles from the most interesting local and international brands including Dior, Lagerfeld, Malene Birger, NOIR, Tiger of Sweden, Peter Jensen, Wood Wood, Poul and Joe and Stella McCartney.

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The success continues, when Gallery International Fashion Fair from 10th to 13th of February. Gallery will have a record number of exhibiting brands, catwalk shows and square meters of stands. 31 new design-driven brands, 10 catwalk shows and an increase of 300 net m2. Gallery is still CO2 neutral.

2 years ago Gallery International Fashion Fair of Copenhagen achieved climate certificate, project no. 0347 by Kyoto Protocol on Carbon neutral purchased CERs equivalent to twice the amount of their total emissions: 82,8 tons CO2.

Climate change is one of the most fundamental challenges ever to confront humanity. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change will threaten economic growth and long-term prosperity. Serious impacts are associated with this scenario, including sea-level rise, shifts in growing seasons, and an increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as storms, floods and droughts. A deal is essential to the global transition into green economic growth, and, most urgently, world, especially the most vulnerable, adapt to impacts that are now inevitable.

Sustainable fashion in on the rise. Actually The United Nations Climate Change Conference was held last 19 December 2009 in Copenhagen, COP15. All decisions adopted by the Conference, as well as the Copenhagen Accord, can be found here.

With 194 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol has been ratified by 190 of the UNFCCC Parties. Under the Protocol, 37 States, consisting of highly industrialized countries and countries undergoing the process of transition to a market economy, have legally binding emission limitation and reduction commitments. The ultimate objective of both treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.
(source: UNFCCC)

Facts on Copenhagen: 5 fairs, 2.750 exhibitor brands, 41 catwalks shows, 60.000 m2.

Gallery International Fashion Fair Copenhagen
Date: February 11th – 14th, 2010
Place: Forum Copenhagen
Address: Julius Thomsens Plads 1. DK-1925 Frederiksberg C
Contact: jro@forumcopenhagen.dk (Josefine Roswall)
http://www.gallery.dk

Text: victor moreno

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