Our climate is in crisis. Now more than ever, it’s time to protect what matters. For our world. For our future. Advancing a greener policy agenda is key.
One important means to achieve meaningful reductions in carbon emissions is government policy. Policy is needed to support systems transition and transform our economies and societies for a fair, green and prosperous future.
Standards are a crucial aid to policy makers. They have a multi-faceted role to play in handling climate change, from the strategic and regulatory level to project goals, to making greener products. Enacting policies to support climate action will reduce carbon pollution at a scale and speed that makes a difference.
This platform dedicated to climate action is designed to assist policy makers in their commitment to reducing net greenhouse gas emissions. The package presents case studies on how standards can support public policies and influence climate change initiatives.
The time is now. Let’s meet our targets and deliver the zero-carbon future we all need and deserve.
ISO International Standards and publications accelerate the successful achievement of the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience. These commitments are embodied in the London Declaration.
A collaborative approach to delivering policy ambitions faster and more reliably
Humans will solve problems faster and more effectively if they collaborate. Doing this at a national level, where markets are influenced by policy that uses or references standards, can accelerate the outcome that a government wants to achieve.
The core idea is to get all relevant parties together to work out not just what needs to be done, but also how to do it. This approach may be quicker and more effective than traditional ways of regulating to solve a problem. Putting the focus on innovation and implementation from the start, as part of agreeing policy on the need to address an issue and setting a system of rules, will speed up results.
These case studies provide examples of where standards and other initiatives, both national and international, have provided solutions to issues related to climate change. The use of standards in public policy can help accelerate sustainability outcomes and support the world to achieve Net Zero at the earliest possible date.
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