the same disruptive technologies that are changing our lives and revolutionizing virtually every sector of the economy can be used to create a more sustainable world. by setting the standards that frame these initiatives, iso/tc 207 helps scale solutions to our most urgent environmental challenges.
due to the rising energy scarcity as well as global warming, countries are now paying much closer attention to clean-energy technologies and using green tech in industry. this issue is dedicated to everything clean, green and sustainable.
iso/tc 207 is system-based and focuses on creating frameworks for standardization.
sheila leggett, chair of iso technical committee iso/tc 207.
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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?
hosting 6 % of the world’s biodiversity on its tiny land mass, it’s no wonder costa rica is committed to protecting the environment. now, the next milestone on the political agenda is achieving carbon neutrality. mauricio céspedes, executive director at inteco, iso’s member for the country, explains how.
well over half the world’s population does not have access to safe sanitation. for many people, this means the indignity and risks that come of having no toilets. the answer, it seems, lies in new sustainable treatment plants. iso and the gates foundation have joined forces to show how clean toilets and standards can change people’s lives forever.