13
Climate Action
Sustainable Development Goal

13 Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

ISO has a number of standards that play an essential role in the climate agenda, helping to monitor climate change, quantify greenhouse gas emissions and promote good practice in environmental management.

One notable example is the ISO 14000 family of standards for environmental management systems, which details practical tools for organizations to manage the impact of their activities on the environment. This suite of standards, which includes one of ISO’s most widely used standards – ISO 14001, Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, covers overall frameworks, audits, communications, labelling, life-cycle analysis and methods to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Aligned with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and compatible with most GHG programmes, the ISO 14064 series gives specifications for the quantification, monitoring and validation/verification of greenhouse gas emissions, while ISO 14067 specifies the principles, requirements and guidelines for quantifying and reporting the carbon footprint of products. Other standards in this area include ISO 14080, which gives organizations a framework to develop consistent, comparable and improved methodologies in the fight against climate change, and future ISO Guide 84, Guidelines for addressing climate change in standards, which is aimed at those involved in standards development. 

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107 standards contributing to SDG 13

Standard and/or project Sector TC
ISO 817:2014
Refrigerants -- Designation and safety classification
Special technologies ISO/TC 86/SC 8
ISO 6707-1:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 1: General terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO/WD 6707-1 [Under development]
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 1: General terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 6707-2:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 2: Contract and communication terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 6707-3:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 3: Sustainability terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 8528-7:2017
Reciprocating internal combustion engine driven alternating current generating sets -- Part 7: Technical declarations for specification and design
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 70
ISO 8528-8:2016
Reciprocating internal combustion engine driven alternating current generating sets -- Part 8: Requirements and tests for low-power generating sets
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 70
ISO 8528-9:2017
Reciprocating internal combustion engine driven alternating current generating sets -- Part 9: Measurement and evaluation of mechanical vibrations
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 70
ISO 9059:1990
Solar energy -- Calibration of field pyrheliometers by comparison to a reference pyrheliometer
Energy ISO/TC 180/SC 1
ISO 9845-1:1992
Solar energy -- Reference solar spectral irradiance at the ground at different receiving conditions -- Part 1: Direct normal and hemispherical solar irradiance for air mass 1,5
Energy ISO/TC 180/SC 1
ISO 9846:1993
Solar energy -- Calibration of a pyranometer using a pyrheliometer
Energy ISO/TC 180/SC 1
ISO 9847:1992
Solar energy -- Calibration of field pyranometers by comparison to a reference pyranometer
Energy ISO/TC 180/SC 1
ISO 13065:2015
Sustainability criteria for bioenergy
ISO/TMBG
ISO/IEC 13273-1:2015
Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources -- Common international terminology -- Part 1: Energy efficiency
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO/IEC 13273-2:2015
Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources -- Common international terminology -- Part 2: Renewable energy sources
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 13579-1:2013
Industrial furnaces and associated processing equipment -- Method of measuring energy balance and calculating efficiency -- Part 1: General methodology
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 244
ISO 13579-3:2013
Industrial furnaces and associated processing equipment -- Method of measuring energy balance and calculating efficiency -- Part 3: Batch-type aluminium melting furnaces
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 244
ISO 13579-4:2013
Industrial furnaces and associated processing equipment -- Method of measuring energy balance and calculating efficiency -- Part 4: Furnaces with protective or reactive atmosphere
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 244
ISO 13579-11:2017
Industrial furnaces and associated processing equipment -- Method of measuring energy balance and calculating energy efficiency -- Part 11: Evaluation of various kinds of efficiency
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 244
ISO 14001:2015
Environmental management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO/DIS 14006 [Under development]
Environmental management systems -- Guidelines for incorporating ecodesign
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO/DIS 14007 [Under development]
Environmental management -- Guidelines for determining environmental costs and benefits
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO/FDIS 14008 [Under development]
Monetary valuation of environmental impacts and related environmental aspects
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO/WD 14009 [Under development]
Environmental management system: Guidelines for incorporating redesign of products and components to improve material circulation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO/CD 14016 [Under development]
Environmental management -- Guidelines on assurance of environmental reports
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 2
ISO 14020:2000
Environmental labels and declarations -- General principles
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 3
ISO 14021:2016
Environmental labels and declarations -- Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling)
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 3
ISO 14024:2018
Environmental labels and declarations -- Type I environmental labelling -- Principles and procedures
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 3
ISO 14025:2006
Environmental labels and declarations -- Type III environmental declarations -- Principles and procedures
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 3
ISO 14026:2017
Environmental labels and declarations -- Principles, requirements and guidelines for communication of footprint information
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 3
ISO/CD 14030-1 [Under development]
Green bonds -- Environmental performance of nominated projects and assets
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 4
ISO 14031:2013
Environmental management -- Environmental performance evaluation -- Guidelines
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 4
ISO/PRF 14033 [Under development]
Environmental management -- Quantitative environmental information -- Guidelines and examples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 4
ISO 14034:2016
Environmental management -- Environmental technology verification (ETV)
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 4
ISO 14040:2006
Environmental management -- Life cycle assessment -- Principles and framework
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 5
ISO 14044:2006
Environmental management -- Life cycle assessment -- Requirements and guidelines
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 5
ISO 14045:2012
Environmental management -- Eco-efficiency assessment of product systems -- Principles, requirements and guidelines
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 5
ISO 14046:2014
Environmental management -- Water footprint -- Principles, requirements and guidelines
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 5
ISO/CD 14053 [Under development]
Environmental Management -- Material flow cost accounting -- guidance for practical application in the SME sector
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207
ISO 14055-1:2017
Environmental management -- Guidelines for establishing good practices for combatting land degradation and desertification -- Part 1: Good practices framework
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207
ISO/DIS 14063 [Under development]
Environmental management -- Environmental communication -- Guidelines and examples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 4
ISO 14064-1 [Under development]
Greenhouse gases -- Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO/FDIS 14064-2 [Under development]
Greenhouse gases -- Part 2: Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO/FDIS 14064-3 [Under development]
Greenhouse gases -- Part 3: Specification with guidance for the verification and validation of greenhouse gas statements
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO/CD 14065 [Under development]
Greenhouse gases -- Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO 14067:2018
Greenhouse gases -- Carbon footprint of products -- Requirements and guidelines for quantification
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO 14080:2018
Greenhouse gas management and related activities -- Framework and principles for methodologies on climate actions
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO/DIS 14090 [Under development]
Adaptation to climate change -- Principles, requirements and guidelines
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO/CD 14091 [Under development]
Adaptation to climate change -- Vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO/AWI TS 14092 [Under development]
GHG Management & related activities: requirement & guidance of adaptation planning for organizations including local governments and communities
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO/AWI 14097 [Under development]
Framework and principles for assessing and reporting investments and financing activities related to climate change
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO 14404-1:2013
Calculation method of carbon dioxide emission intensity from iron and steel production -- Part 1: Steel plant with blast furnace
Ores and metals ISO/TC 17
ISO 14404-2:2013
Calculation method of carbon dioxide emission intensity from iron and steel production -- Part 2: Steel plant with electric arc furnace (EAF)
Ores and metals ISO/TC 17
ISO 14404-3:2017
Calculation method of carbon dioxide emission intensity from iron and steel production -- Part 3: Steel plant with electric arc furnace (EAF) and coal-based or gas-based direct reduction iron (DRI) facility
Ores and metals ISO/TC 17
ISO 16000-1:2004
Indoor air -- Part 1: General aspects of sampling strategy
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 146/SC 6
ISO 16384:2012
Refrigerated hydrocarbon and non-petroleum based liquefied gaseous fuels -- Dimethylether (DME) -- Measurement and calculation on board ships
Energy ISO/TC 28/SC 5
ISO 16923:2016
Natural gas fuelling stations -- CNG stations for fuelling vehicles
ISO/TMBG
ISO 16924:2016
Natural gas fuelling stations -- LNG stations for fuelling vehicles
ISO/TMBG
ISO/TS 17306:2016
Petroleum products -- Biodiesel -- Determination of free and total glycerin and mono-, di- and tracylglycerols by gas chromatography
Energy ISO/TC 28/SC 7
ISO/TS 17307:2016
Petroleum products -- Biodiesel -- Determination of total esters content by gas chromatography
Energy ISO/TC 28/SC 7
ISO 17741:2016
General technical rules for measurement, calculation and verification of energy savings of projects
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 17742:2015
Energy efficiency and savings calculation for countries, regions and cities
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 17743:2016
Energy savings -- Definition of a methodological framework applicable to calculation and reporting on energy savings
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 18601:2013
Packaging and the environment -- General requirements for the use of ISO standards in the field of packaging and the environment
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18602:2013
Packaging and the environment -- Optimization of the packaging system
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18603:2013
Packaging and the environment -- Reuse
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18604:2013
Packaging and the environment -- Material recycling
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18605:2013
Packaging and the environment -- Energy recovery
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18606:2013
Packaging and the environment -- Organic recycling
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 19144-1:2009
Geographic information -- Classification systems -- Part 1: Classification system structure
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO 19144-2:2012
Geographic information - Classification systems -- Part 2: Land Cover Meta Language (LCML)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO/NP 19694-1 [Under development]
Stationary source emissions -- Determination of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in energy-intensive industries -- Part 1: General aspects
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO 19867-1:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Harmonized laboratory test protocols -- Part 1: Standard test sequence for emissions and performance, safety and durability
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/TR 19867-3:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Harmonized laboratory test protocols -- Part 3: Voluntary performance targets for cookstoves based on laboratory testing
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/DIS 19869 [Under development]
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Guidance on field testing methods for cookstoves
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/NP TR 19915 [Under development]
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Guidelines for social impact assessment
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO 20121:2012
Event sustainability management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
ISO/TMBG
ISO/DIS 20424 [Under development]
Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) -- Determination of sulfur content -- Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) method
Energy ISO/TC 28/SC 7
ISO/DIS 20951 [Under development]
Soil Quality -- Guidance on methods for measuring greenhouse gases (CO2, N2O, CH4) and ammonia (NH3) fluxes between soils and the atmosphere
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190
ISO 21067-2:2015
Packaging -- Vocabulary -- Part 2: Packaging and the environment terms
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO/TR 21276:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Vocabulary
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/IEC CD 21836 [Under development]
Information Technology -- Data Centres -- Server Energy Effectiveness Metric
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39
ISO 29400:2015
Ships and marine technology -- Offshore wind energy -- Port and marine operations
Transport ISO/TC 8
ISO 29404:2015
Ships and marine technology -- Offshore wind energy -- Supply chain information flow
Transport ISO/TC 8
ISO/IEC 30134-3:2016
Information technology -- Data centres -- Key performance indicators -- Part 3: Renewable energy factor (REF)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39
ISO/IEC 30134-4:2017
Information technology -- Data centres -- Key performance indicators -- Part 4: IT Equipment Energy Efficiency for servers (ITEEsv)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39
ISO/IEC 30134-5:2017
Information technology -- Data centres -- Key performance indicators -- Part 5: IT Equipment Utilization for servers (ITEUsv)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39
ISO 37101:2016
Sustainable development in communities -- Management system for sustainable development -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO 37120:2018
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for city services and quality of life
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/DIS 37122 [Under development]
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for smart cities
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/DIS 37123 [Under development]
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for resilient cities
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO 38200:2018
Chain of custody of wood and wood-based products
Sustainability and environment ISO/PC 287
ISO 50001:2018
Energy management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50002:2014
Energy audits -- Requirements with guidance for use
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50003:2014
Energy management systems -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50004:2014
Energy management systems -- Guidance for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of an energy management system
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50006:2014
Energy management systems -- Measuring energy performance using energy baselines (EnB) and energy performance indicators (EnPI) -- General principles and guidance
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50007:2017
Energy services -- Guidelines for the assessment and improvement of the energy service to users
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50015:2014
Energy management systems -- Measurement and verification of energy performance of organizations -- General principles and guidance
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50047:2016
Energy savings -- Determination of energy savings in organizations
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 52000-1:2017
Energy performance of buildings -- Overarching EPB assessment -- Part 1: General framework and procedures
Building and construction ISO/TC 163
ISO 55000:2014
Asset management -- Overview, principles and terminology
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO 55001:2014
Asset management -- Management systems -- Requirements
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO 55002:2018
Asset management -- Management systems -- Guidelines for the application of ISO 55001
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO/AWI TS 55010 [Under development]
Guidance on alignment of asset management, finance and accounting
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO/CD 55011 [Under development]
Guidance on the development of government asset management policy
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
IEC/DIS 62959 [Under development]
Environmental conscious design (ECD) -- Principles, requirements and guidance
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207