Climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity and biodiversity. The standards play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide (CO2). That's why today we want to share some concrete resources for reducing the emissions that drive climate change.
There are different types of greenhouse gases that are emitted in different processes, and some are particularly harmful. Organizations need a clear picture of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions so they can better target and control them. Therefore, the starting point for all programs for the control and then elimination of greenhouse gas emissions is the basic data list. Data on the Carbon Footprint (CFP) of processes and products enables organizations, regulatory bodies and companies to make decisions and then monitor their progress in reducing emissions.
The ISO 1406x series of standards provide the tools to measure emissions and report progress in a way that is consistent, comparable, traceable and, above all, valid.
These are the next series of standards, ISO 1406x adopted as the Macedonian IEC
МКС EN ISO 14064-1:2019 Greenhouse gases - Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals (ISO 14064-1:2018)
МКС EN ISO 14064-2:2019 Greenhouse gases - Part 2: Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements (ISO 14064-2:2019)
МКС EN ISO 14067:2018 Greenhouse gases - Carbon footprint of products - Requirements and guidelines for quantification (ISO 14067:2018)
МКС EN ISO 14064-3:2019 Greenhouse gases - Part 3: Specification with guidance for the verification and validation of greenhouse gas statements (ISO 14064-3:2019)
МКС EN ISO 14065:2021 Environmental management - Environmental communication - Guidelines and examples (ISO 14063:2020)
МКС ISO 14066:2023 Environmental information — Competence requirements for teams validating and verifying environmental information
For more information, including some examples of how the standards are being applied by regulatory bodies and organizations to mitigate climate change, you can get information from the ISO brochure Climate change mitigation. This brochure describes the ISO 1406x series of standards and how they contribute to the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
The ISO Brochure is available in English and you can download it