Approved in September 2021, the London Declaration to combat climate change through standards defines ISO’s commitment to achieve the climate agenda by 2050.
International Standards play a crucial role in underpinning the global economy, creating trust on all aspects of international trade. ISO has a number of standards that are essential in supporting the climate agenda; they help adapt to climate change, quantify greenhouse gas emissions and promote the dissemination of good practices in environmental management. The science is clear: the need for urgent measures to reduce emissions and help adapt to climate change is overwhelming.
Without up-to-date International Standards, industry and other stakeholders will be unable to achieve what is necessary. ISO hereby commits to work with its members, stakeholders and partners to ensure that International Standards and publications accelerate the successful achievement of the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience.
Following the signing of the London Declaration at the ISO General Assembly 2021, ISO will:
- Foster the active consideration of climate science and associated transitions in the development of all new and revised International Standards and publications
- Facilitate the involvement of civil society and those most vulnerable to climate change in the development of International Standards and publications
- Develop and publish an Action Plan and Measurement Framework detailing concrete actions and initiatives and a reporting mechanism to track progress
ISO MEMBERS on board for climate action
Our members are committed to climate action through standards. Find out what the London Declaration means to national standards bodies around the world and how they plan to transform their economies and strengthen their climate change policies.
SCC proudly supports the London Declaration as we build a sustainable future through standardization.
UNE supports the London Declaration to fight climate change with standards.
BSI is proud to have led the development of the London Declaration with ISO. The Declaration will help ensure that climate-friendly standards become the norm across all industries.
We at DPS are determined to support and tackle the common challenges of the climate agenda and express particular interest in participating in all activities organized and undertaken by ISO.
Together with its national experts, SNV will actively contribute to providing standards that help in the fight against climate change.
The London Declaration is a clear signal that ISO is raising the level of ambition for climate action. At SIS, climate is already a focus in many areas of our standardization work. It is therefore easy for me to affirm our unequivocal and powerful support for this Declaration.
SAC is willing to work together with all ISO members in the development of relevant International Standards to combat climate change, promote the effective implementation of the London Declaration, and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN SDGs.
TSE strongly supports the London Declaration. We are in a climate emergency. The implementation of climate-friendly standards prevent the most devastating effects of climate change, and protect the health and well-being of current and future generations.
KATS reaffirms its commitment to the London Declaration and will provide unwavering support to ISO in its efforts to combat climate change.
KAZMEMST proudly supports the London Declaration and believes that, with the help of International Standards, we will be able to make a leap to a cleaner, more sustainable world, as well as create a “green” planet on which harmony between people and the environment will be restored.
BSN strongly supports the London Declaration as a means to mitigate the impact of climate change. We believe that standards play an important role in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
JSMO highly supports the London Declaration and is proud to be part of international efforts towards climate action.
SABS supports the London Declaration in addressing Climate Change through active stakeholder engagements and adoption of international standards to secure a sustainable future.
Danish Standards is proud to lead efforts in ISO to reduce the huge global climate impact that food waste represents.
TTBS fully endorses the London Declaration. We stand ready, as part of the international standardization community, to do our part in the fight against global climate change.
On behalf of DIN, I strongly support the London Declaration and declare climate change to be a top priority for all our strategic standardization activities in the future.
The London Declaration is a huge step forward. We have to act now, together, in order to deliver the net-zero future we all need and deserve.
UNI strongly supports the London Declaration. We are proud that standardization is not only at the forefront of climate change action, but is expected to be an efficient and pivotal tool to fight one of the greatest challenges the world is now facing.
As the national standards body of Costa Rica, a country that has been a pioneer in fighting climate change, INTECO fully supports the London Declaration.
We fully subscribe and support the ISO London Declaration. We hereby commit to working within the ISO framework to mitigate, reduce and adapt to climate change. ISO has always been engaged in this area and its commitment should be strengthened in the future to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Celebrating 25 years of existence, ISO 14001 is a vivid illustration of the essential role of voluntary standards for climate action in accelerating the achievement of the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations. As holder of the ISO/TC 323 and ISO/TC 331 secretariats, AFNOR welcomes the London Declaration and will remain committed to these issues.
Singapore Standards Council supports the London Declaration to combat climate change through internationally agreed standards. This collective endeavour amongst ISO members will help to advance the climate action agenda.
ASRO strongly supports the goals outlined in the London Declaration. We are convinced that standards and standardization can be a real support in building a “green” and sustainable world. It is our mission to contribute.
The Standards Institution of Israel (SII) strongly supports the London Declaration. We believe that International Standards are the most effective tools for addressing the challenges the world is facing today as they provide a basis for ensuring trust, integrity and cooperation as well as practical tools through innovation.
Austrian Standards International is seriously committed to join forces in the fight against climate change. We support the London Declaration and want to contribute to reaching the goals of the climate agenda together with other ISO members.
Not only is the London Declaration a great contribution to combating climate change, it is also an ambitious global initiative to reach the climate agenda.
International cooperation in standards setting is key to the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
LST affirms its commitment to continue working with ISO and its members, stakeholders and partners to develop a concrete action plan for fulfilling the London Declaration goals.
By complying with the parameters set out in International Standards on greenhouse gases (e.g. ISO 14064 series), we will achieve a reduction in global warming and contribute to climate change mitigation.
ISS proudly supports the London Declaration and strongly believes that implementation of climate-friendly standards will create the future that our next generations want and deserve.
JISC is committed to contributing to the climate change agenda through our persistent standardization activities.
SA proudly supports the London Declaration. A collaborative global approach to the development of International Standards is vital to provide the right solutions at the right time. ISO and its members play a key role in addressing climate-related challenges through mitigation, adaptation, quantification and the exchange of good practices.
TISI commits to supporting the London Declaration and will make every effort to combat climate change with standards for a more sustainable future.
You can’t fight climate change without reaching agreements. Together, all ISO members can achieve so much more than working at the national level alone. Taking leadership and guiding the process to support the development and implementation of solutions that benefit the climate is one of our high priorities. That’s why we fully support the London Declaration.
SAZ commits to working with ISO and its members to ensure International Standards accelerate the achievement of the Paris Agreement, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience. We pledge our support to ISO’s actions and initiatives and will monitor progress made in fulfilling the London Declaration.
ABNT supports the London Declaration and is highly committed to ensuring International Standards are globally relevant tools for achieving sustainability.
Standards Norway fully supports the London Declaration. In close collaboration with our stakeholders, we will strengthen the fight against climate change with standards.
Organizations on board for climate action
CROSQ endorses the ISO London Declaration to include climate science in the development of International Standards. The 15 member states of CARICOM are committed to contributing, adopting and using such International Standards.
COPANT supports the London Declaration and advocates participation of its members in international standardization. For many years, our organization has maintained a focus on environmental management and we are currently working on guidelines for the inclusion of circular economy principles in standards related to agrifood, plastics and construction materials.
JSA recognizes that Mr. António Guterres of the UN made important remarks on the role of standards to accelerate our Race to Zero. We strongly support the London Declaration and continue our firm commitment to develop effective climate-friendly standards.
The London Declaration is a clear demonstration of the ambitions of the European and international standardization community in the fight against climate change. CEN and CENELEC are happy to do their part and contribute to a net-zero future.