By Clare Naden on
Driving home clean transportation with two new International Standards
Responsible for nearly a quarter of global carbon emissions, transport is the achilles heel of nearly every city. Yet, with energy demand on the rise, so much needs to be done to tackle the 2030 Agenda targets. New standards have just been published to help achieve smart and efficient transportation …
By Clare Naden on
First International Standard for citywide events now in development
World-class events such as the Olympic Games can help put cities or regions on the map, all the while attracting valuable visitor revenue and economic investment. They do, however, bring many security risks. A new International Standard is currently being developed to help cities manage big events with …
By Clare Naden on
ISO paints brighter future with guide for sustainability in standards development
International Standards are essential tools for addressing many of the world’s pressing challenges, particularly those related to sustainable development. Recognizing the importance of this, ISO has a guide for all its standards developers on how to address sustainability issues in all ISO deliverables. …
By Liz Gasiorowski on
Calculating the value of the environment with new ISO standard
How does an organization value the dependencies it has on the environment? There’s a lot of information on what makes smarter sustainable strategies, but very little data. Now a new ISO standard provides the answers.

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ISOfocus May/June 2019

Green tech

This issue features new sustainable technologies and practices in a wide area of topics such as electrically propelled cars, safely managed sanitation and environmental management.


Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals with ISO standards

An overview of how ISO standards contribute directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


ISO 14046 - Environmental management - Water footprint - A practical guide for SMEs

Practical guide to develop a sustainable approach to water use that is based on practices of ISO 14046:2014.


ISO and climate change

An overview of how ISO standards can help organizations adapt to and mitigate climate change impacts.

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