In 2010, over 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide were released into the atmosphere worldwide - that is an enormous amount of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. The upcoming International Standard ISO 14067, Carbon footprint of products - Requirements and guidelines for quantification and communication, is being developed to increase transparency in quantifying and reporting CO2 emissions over the entire lifecycle of products and services - from production to recycling or waste disposal. The document is currently at the stage of Draft International Standard (DIS) and expected to be finalized for publication in March 2014.
Climate change is the major environmental challenge of our time. Global action is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as adapt to the changes that cannot be avoided. ISO International Standards can help tackle climate change in a number of ways.
For example, we have standards that:
- help organizations to quantify their greenhouse gas emissions and communicate on them, for example ISO 14064 and ISO 14065,
- promote good practice in environmental and energy management, such as ISO 14001 and ISO 50001, and
- open up world markets for energy efficient and renewable energy technologies.
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