SDG

  • IEC promotes off-grid electricity access with new standard

    26 June 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    Access to affordable and reliable energy is a basic need. Not only is it one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) established by the United Nations in its framework for building a better world by 2030, but also...
  • The complexities of communicating with machines

    15 February 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    Our lives are surrounded by machines for tasks ranging from the mundane to the complex. We rely on them to help us with our daily chores and to make better choices. They allow us to communicate with friends and...
  • 166th SMB meeting held in Shanghai

    15 May 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB) held its most recent meeting during the IEC General Meeting in Shanghai. Key topics covered include the UN Sustainable Development Goals, digital transformation, promoting...
  • Standards help achieve SDGs

    15 April 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    The United Nations defines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the core of its blueprint for building a better world by 2030. The SDGs serve as a call for action to all countries to promote prosperity while...
  • Keeping food cool

    15 March 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    Bananas from Guatemala and beef from Argentina were once considered exotic delicacies to Europeans and North Americans. But how was it possible to transport such foodstuff from one port to another without having it spoil...
  • IEC signs Gender Responsive Standards Declaration

    15 March 2019 by Claire Marchand
    The opening ceremony for the Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development took place on 14 May 2019 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The IEC is one of its signatories.
  • Tackling explosion and fire risks

    15 February 2019 by Claire Marchand
    Natural disasters strike at regular intervals on our planet. Every year natural disasters leave huge areas totally devastated. Many experts point the finger at climate change for the increased intensity of storms...
  • Fostering sustainable consumption and production

    15 February 2019 by Claire Marchand
    In the last 50 years, the global population has consumed more goods and services than the combined total of all previous generations. This has fostered economic growth and improved the quality of life for many while...
  • Towards sustainable, Smart Communities

    21 April 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    To mark the occasion of the 2017 G7 Summit, an article about the IEC contribution in dealing with climate change in cities and communities, written by Frans Vreeswijk, General Secretary and CEO, appears in the official...
  • Ready for the Smart Grid?

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    As the use of Smart Grids escalates around the world, the IEC is busy updating some of its most requested International Standards. Technical Committee (TC) 57: Power systems management and associated information exchange...
  • IEC work on cyber security for energy infrastructure

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Protecting energy security and critical energy infrastructure against cyber attacks is fast emerging as an absolute priority. In mid-February, the EnergyPact Foundation organized an international conference in Vienna on...
  • Energy efficiency trickles down into large applications

    24 January 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Achieving better Electrical Energy Efficiency (EEE) is a very broad task that extends well beyond the more efficient transformation of primary energy, chiefly fossil fuels, into electrical energy. It must be introduced...
  • Aiming for 100% interoperability

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The past year may not have seen significant breakthroughs in the tech world but 2017 is promising some interesting technological developments.