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When is a kilogramme not a kilogramme? When it is not defined in the International System of Units (SI). To mark the launch of its recently revised version, the SI has been chosen as the theme of this year’s World Metrology Day.
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Artificial lighting has come a long way since the lightbulb was invented some 150 years ago. To celebrate the important role that light plays in all aspects of our lives and the sustainable development of society, today is UNESCO’s International Day of Light. 
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City living is on the rise, having gone from 751 million of the world’s population in 1950 to 4.2 billion in 2018. What’s more, it’s expected to reach 6.7 billion in 20501. How can cities adapt and prepare to ensure they provide adequate resources and a sustainable future? They can’t improve what they...
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Implementing an environmental management system (EMS) based on ISO 14001 might seem like a big task, but that doesn’t mean it is just for the bigger players in the market. Breaking it down into phases is the key. A newly revised guidance document just published helps businesses of all shapes and sizes...
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As governments, business and the ordinary consumer attempt to recalibrate their daily existence to avoid the consumption of fossil fuels, we are often frustrated by the sheer scale and size of the task. What, we often ask, can we do to make a difference?

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This month in ISOfocus

Cover page: ISOfocus May/June 2019: Green tech
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.

ISOfocus

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. You will find international topics covering everything from IT and transport to personal stories and everything in between. Our goal is to bring you the highest-quality information and most up-to-date and internationally relevant material on standards in each issue.

 


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