Greenhouse gas management standard

July 4th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The newly published ISO 14080, Greenhouse gas management and related activities – Framework and principles for methodologies on climate actions, supports the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to below 2°C and the UN Sustainable Development Goals by helping governments and businesses around the world do just that. The standard provides a common framework for local and national governments to take appropriate actions for the mitigation and adaptation to climate change and helps them develop consistent, compatible and comparable policies and measures. It is also useful in assessing the effectiveness of these actions. The standard can be used by the private sector to identify potential and justifiable actions they can take, and by financial institutions to determine the impact of their investments. The standard will not only help organisations when it comes to measurement and reporting, it will also reduce risks and increase opportunities related to actions taken together with other organisations or governments due to its compatibility and transparency.

Contact Clare Naden, ISO, naden@iso.org