A new standard to limit greenhouse gases - ISO 14080 - will help government and industry put together credible, transparent and consistent climate action.
The new International Standard under development is intended to give all organizations involved in climate action a framework for the development of consistent, comparable and improved methodologies in the fight against climate change.
Known as ISO 14080, Greenhouse gas management and related activities – Framework and principles for methodologies on climate actions - it will provide guidance on how to create effective mitigation and adaptation activities while giving stakeholders enhanced access to financial and other resources needed to combat climate change.
The future standard is currently at the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage.
It specifies principles for designing a framework and guideline to establish methodologies that take into account prevailing climate change policies as well as the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.
ISO 14080 will help organizations meet their commitment to the Paris Agreement and global climate action agenda.
Publication is expected in 2018.