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Issue 02/2019

Recovering from disasters

IEC Standards provide the tools to enable countries to recover from disasters

From severe droughts to hurricanes and flooding, disasters appear more frequently and with a greater intensity than in the past. Recognizing the human and economic toll of these disasters caused by climate change, the United Nations has included climate action as one of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Specifically, the UN calls for strengthening the resilience of infrastructure in the face of disasters. This is an area where the IEC already makes a significant contribution.

2017
Issue 04/2017

Towards sustainable, Smart Communities

G7 Summit, 26-27 May 2017 in Taormina, Italy

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 G7 magazine.

Issue 02/2017

IEC calls on disruptive technology for universal energy access

Announcing the LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access, 22-23 May 2017, in Nairobi

Energy, and especially electricity, is the golden thread that impacts the majority of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and furthermore, the development of every nation and economy.  The UN recognizes electricity access as a key pillar for economic development because it helps to reduce poverty and hunger, improves educational opportunities and enables higher quality healthcare.

2015
Issue 08/2015

COP21

Energy efficiency is a key to combat climate change

As the world prepares for COP21, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates in its 2015 Energy Efficiency Market Report that energy efficiency is the most effective tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with an aim to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius or below. IEC work is behind the scenes helping to increase energy efficiency and reduce the amount of energy that is lost in everyday consumption.

Issue 05/2015

Smart Cities mitigating climate change

IEC advocacy in the G7 Climate change magazine

To mark the occasion of the G7, held in Schloss Elmau, Germany, on 7 and 8 June under the chairmanship of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the IEC published an article about its contribution in dealing with climate change in Smart Cities, written by Frans Vreeswijk.