Standards can contribute towards making key infrastructures, products, and services more resilient to the impacts of climate change. With the 2013 ‘Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change’, the European Commission has requested European Standardisation Organisations to identify standards that should be revised in order to improve the resilience of key infrastructures to the existing and potential impacts of climate change. These include transport, energy, and buildings/construction. The ‘CEN-CENELEC Coordination Group on Adaptation to Climate Change’ (ACC-CG) ensures efficient and timely communication and coordination of standardisation activities in this area.

ECOS will monitor standardisation developments related to climate change adaptation and support the development of a climate resilient infrastructure in the EU, which can protect citizens and the environment from the adverse effects of climate change.

Activities:

  • Contribute to the promotion of new CEN-CENELEC Guide 32 ‘Guide for addressing climate change adaptation in standards’ (to be voted on)
  • Take part in the standardisation work in the climate change adaptation area in relation to the implementation of the EU Strategy

ECOS contributes to:

  • CEN-CENELEC Coordination Group on Adaptation to Climate change (ACC-CG)

Standardisation requests from the European Commission and EFTA

  • EC M/526 in support of implementation of the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change



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