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Publicly available ISO Guidelines

International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has just published a new publication, on the occasion of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference - COP27. A special focus of this year's UN expert meeting, which takes place from November 6 to 18 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, is on international standards and their contribution to global efforts to protect the climate

The ISO Net Zero Guidelines (IWA 42) is a document officially presented on 11 November at the COP27 meeting, which can be accessed worldwide free of charge. ISO has made IWA 42 available to help meet carbon-related climate goals, which represent the overall goal of zero net greenhouse gas emissions.

Action for the climate is one of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030, which defines activities to combat climate change. That is why the new ISO guidelines are a useful and practical tool for policy makers, but also for all organizations striving to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions. Providing a common reference for actors at all levels, from company to regional, reduces confusion and enables better understanding and harmonization in planning and reporting. Standardization also in this case leads to harmonized definitions, easier comparison and scaling. The fact that more than 1,200 experts from over 100 countries participated in its adoption also speaks of the importance of this document.

Users can get IWA 42 content for online reading or in pdf format, both of which require prior registration.

More details about IWA 42 and its free download are available at this link: