During two productive days in June, ECOLOGIA brought 9 representatives of NGOs and academia from 8 countries to a meeting in Sweden. At the workshop, funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the participants discussed ways to put the forthcoming ISO greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting standard into practice in developing and transitional countries. The findings from the workshop will be used by Ecologia at the next meeting of ISO TC 207 WG5.
When Boring is Beautiful
The March/April 2004 issue of Orion magazine features an article by Bill McKibben about ECOLOGIA's work with ISO on climate change, titled "When Boring is Beautiful: How Do You Measure Progress on Climate Change?"
ISO TC 207 WG 5 issues CD 2 of the GHG accounting standard
On May 9, 2004, the Secretary of the ISO TC 207 Working Group 5 sent the Committee Draft 2 (CD2) of the ISO 14064 (greenhouse gases) to the ISO National Member Bodies (NMBs) and international liaison organizations. These drafts were prepared as a result of the previous round of comments and consultations following the distribution of Committee Draft 1 in November 2003. Dr. A. Cherp of ECOLOGIA co-facilitated editing of Part 1 of the standard (organizational GHG accounting).
ISO members and observers now have 3 months to provide their formal comments which will be considered at the ISO plenary in Buenos Aires in September 2004. At this meeting, TC 207 may choose to upgrade the status of ISO 14064 to a Draft International Standard (DIS). The CD2 of ISO 14064 are available from the NMBs or directly from ECOLOGIA.