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UNE standards, key tools for tackling climate challenge

27/10/2022

​​The  Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE, held the conference entitled 'How standards address the climate challenge', at the headquarters of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering (RAI) in Madrid. Attendees were informed about 17 standards that support organizations in meeting their climate goals.

Inaugurated by Antonio Colino and Carlos Esteban, presidents of RAI and UNE, respectively, the event echoed the topics discussed at the Climate Summit held in Egypt this month, where ISO and national bodies focused on achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. In the face of this challenge, technical norms or standards are useful and reliable tools for reducing emissions, adapting to the effects of climate change and aligning adequate financing to achieve these goals.

"The development of standards is a key tool with which organisations can move from commitment to action and achieve not only their environmental goals but also a measurable impact," said Javier García, UNE Director General and ISO Vice President-elect, during his speech on the London Declaration, which was accepted together with ISO to reinforce the contribution of international standards to climate action and the drive for a green transition.

Developments in standardisation for climate action were the focus of this conference, in which the speakers presented their vision on the conclusions of the COP27, adaptation to climate change, sustainable finance and zero emissions. Moderated by Iván Moya, coordinator of Ecological Transition at UNE; and with the participation of Teresa Solana, advisory member of the General Directorate of the Spanish Office for Climate Change (OECC); Efrén Feliu, Climate Change Adaptation Manager at TECNALIA; and Fernando Segarra, AENOR's Technical Climate Change Coordinator.

"The combination of net zero emissions standards, climate change adaptation and sustainable finance provides organisations with robust tools to achieve their climate goals. In this sense, the new 'Guidelines for net zero' standard is an important turning point in meeting these challenges, as it ensures a common understanding and provides an impetus for homogeneous application", underlined Iván Moya, UNE's coordinator for Ecological Transition. With the exceptional endorsement of ISO, this document has been made open access. It is available on the UNE website.

A la finalización de la jornada, se ofrecerá un café a los asistentes. ​

Programme

10:00 Bienvenida y apertura ​

  • ​Antonio Colino
    Presidente
    Real Academia de Ingeniería (RAI)
  • ​Carlos Esteban
    Presidente
    Asociación Española de Normalización (UNE) ​
10:20 La Declaración de Londres de ISO

  • Javier García
    Director General
    UNE
    Vicepresidente electo
    ISO

10:35 Panel: Los estándares, aliados en la lucha contra el cambio climático​ 

Modera:​

  • Iván Moya
    Coordinador de Transición Ecológica​
    UNE

Intervienen:​ 
- Resultados de la COP27

  • ​Teresa Solana
    Vocal asesora de la Dirección General
    Oficina Española de Cambio Climático (OECC)
- Adaptación al cambio climático

  • Efrén Feliu
    Gerente de Adaptación al Cambio Climático
    TECNALIA​
-ISO guidelines for net zero

  • Fernando Segarra
    Coordinador Técnico Cambio Climático
    AENOR
- Finanzas sostenibles y contribución de la normalización

  • Iván Moya
    Coordinador de Transición Ecológica
    UNE

11:30 Close

  • Javier García
    Director General
    UNE
    Vicepresidente electo
    ISO

Speakers

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Antonio Colino

Presidente
RAI

  
Carlos Esteban

President
UNE

 
Javier García

Director General
UNE
​Vicepresidente electo
ISO

 
Iván Moya

Ecological Transition Coordinator
UNE

 
Teresa Solana

Vocal asesora de la Dirección General
Oficina Española de Cambio Climático (OECC)

 
Efrén Feliu

Gerente de Adaptación al Cambio Climático
TECNALIA

 
Fernando Segarra

Technical Coordinator for Climate Change
AENOR ​


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