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January-February 2016

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Climate chaos

Record heat, melting ice and rising seas show how climate change is affecting us. Around the globe, seasons are shifting and temperatures are climbing, threatening to deprive us of the very things – air, water, food and a safe place to live – we depend on for survival. But there’s new hope ahead.

ISO has produced over 570 environment-related standards, including those that monitor climate change, quantify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promote good practice in environmental management and design.

In the January/February 2016 issue of ISOfocus, we ask the top experts in the field how ISO’s portfolio can address climate change, reduce GHG emissions, and manage mitigation and adaptation


ISO 26000
in the post-2015 development agenda

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

It is vitally important to increase the global use of ISO 26000.

Leading articles from this issue

Leading global collaboration in climate change standards

by Garry Lambert

ISO is collaborating globally to update and extend its climate change standards and help the world minimize and adapt to the effects of climate change.

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The cookstove challenge

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

Cooking shouldn’t kill, but for far too many people in developing countries, this is exactly what happens. ISO has joined the global community in working to create and sustain a thriving market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. Together, we can make change happen.

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Mutua Madrileña's energy management strategy

by Maria Lazarte

When one of Spain’s largest insurance groups decided to implement ISO 50001 on energy management systems, it knew that it would be no small feat. But with 23 buildings comprising a surface area of 208 000 m2, Mutua Madrileña believed the challenge was worth taking. And today, the group’s results are paying off.

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About ISOfocus magazine

Published in English, French and Spanish six times per year, ISOfocus is your gateway to International Standards. Whether a multinational enterprise faced with major decisions or a small business looking for ideas, ISOfocus seeks to provide both the kind of overviews that strategic planners need and the little details that can make a big difference.

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