On 20-21 August, an International Standardization Conference was held in Nanjing, China and called for actions to use international standards to help achieve carbon neutrality goal. This is the first international conference to discuss the role of standards in supporting carbon neutrality.
The conference under the theme “International standardization to support the achievement of carbon neutrality goal” was jointly
organized by the IEC Chinese National Committee and the Standardization Administration of China (SAC).
The event attracted nearly 500 participants from local government, regulators, standardization agencies, equipment manufacturers, testing laboratories, research institutes and universities worldwide.
The conference was opened with addresses by the heads of all the three international standards organizations, i.e. ISO and ITU as well as IEC, and followed by a comprehensive program with keynote sessions and panel discussions on how international standards and conformity assessment will promote low-carbon industrial development and help achieve the carbon neutrality goal.
The editor of this newsletter had the honor of giving an online introductory presentation about IEC’s conformity assessment systems with emphasis on the international IECEE/CB scheme.
The conference also celebrated the establishment of the Chinese National Committee IEC Promotion Center in Nanjing (photo above). The prime function of this center is to further promote the development, use and adoption of IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment systems in China and encourage more Chinese stakeholders to contribute actively to the IEC community.
Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province and is one of the highly-developed cities in China and the second largest commercial community in East China after Shanghai.
Many multi-national corporations have established their Chinese branches in the Nanjing region.
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(Article is based on text provided by Vanessa Wen and Kenny Ho , edited by T.Sollie)