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Webinar on Standards4SDGs: International Standards to guide, support and measure action for SDGs

 Standards4SDGs

Start/End date: 
17 Nov 2021

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Country: 
Belgium, EU, Germany, Italy, Netherlands
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Online

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Lack of standards in meeting sustainability goals may open the door to greenwashing or misallocation of assets and could lead to a lack of trust in progress towards SDGs. At the webinar on Standards4SDGs on 17 November at 9:00 CET, you will get an overview of how international organisations have already developed standards that can be linked to policies related to the circular economy, resource efficiency, environmental management and social responsibility, providing a level playing field for standards adopters.

Meeting sustainability goals requires a commitment based on a rigorous and thorough approach. It requires companies to function in accordance with the best possible way of making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials. In line with the celebrations for World Standards Day and with a view to policy indicators emerging from the G20 and COP26 meetings, the agenda includes the following expert insights:

  • Translating environmental thinking into technical language by ECOS (Pamela Tarif, Head of Communications)
  • Consensus-based and market-relevant international standards for global challenges by ISO (Hans Kröder, Convenor, ISO/TC 323 Measuring Circularity)
  • Scaling Sustainable Consumption & Production by UNFSS (Siti Rubiah Lambert, Sustainable Development Officer, UNCTAD)
  • Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization for SDGs by UNECE (Elisabeth Tuerk, Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade)
  • Vital link between standards and the reality by TIC Council/TÜV Rheinland (Rakesh Vazirani, Head of Sustainability Services).

Please register here here.