Climate Action

With climate change now squarely a priority on the public and political agenda, how are International Standards making a difference? Where do we need to go from here? And what do we do to get there?

To help keep you current on developments, this issue brings together compelling views of the benefits of ISO standards on climate change from all points of the globe. Articles span a wide range of topics, including quantifying GHG emissions, climate change mitigation and adaptation frameworks, and financing climate change activities.

Climate action

This issue lays out the range of standards for monitoring climate change, quantifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promoting good practice in environmental management and design. 

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Building standards for the future we want
Building standards for the future we want

By Clare Naden

Despite the international community’s best efforts, extreme weather events and slow-onset climate change continue to wreak havoc on our lives and livelihoods. Adaptation measures, however, will help us prepare for the worst – and new ISO standards are filling a gap by providing a badly needed high-level framework, helping organizations to cope and adapt.

One important measure is adaptation to climate change.

Also in this issue

EcoServices’ flight  to eco-friendly skies
EcoServices’ flight to eco-friendly skies

One of the key challenges for the aviation industry over the coming years is how to continue delivering safe, reliable, efficient and cost-effective air travel as well as being environmentally responsible and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Keith Root, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager at EcoPower, explains how ISO standards – ISO 50001 and ISO 14064-3 – are helping to provide a solution.

The secret to unlocking green finance
The secret to unlocking green finance

By Rick Gould

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) asserts that ours is the last generation that can stop climate change. We need to do this by changing to a zero-carbon, sustainable, cyclic economy. Yet unlocking the finance for this has been a major challenge… until now. Discover how ISO is at the forefront of this transition, developing several standards that will propel, catalyse and underpin the new sustainable economy.

Big polluters take a stand
Big polluters take a stand

By Maria Lazarte

The fight against climate change has unexpected allies with some of the heaviest-polluting industries joining its ranks. Why have they chosen to take a stand? And what are they doing to help clear the air?

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