Disaster risk governance is the theme of this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction held on 13 October. According to the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, “Bad situations only get worse without good disaster risk governance”.
Electric power utilities as well as industrial applications rely upon industrial switches and controlgear for their electric equipment. They are used to isolate, control and protect electrical equipment.
The United Nations has defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the foundation for its plan to build a better world by 2030. Vimal Mahendru, Convenor of a group educating the IEC community about the SDGs, provides his thoughts on the role of the IEC in achieving the SDGs.
Coronavirus is continuing to spread around the world with at least 170 countries already affected. Our response to the pandemic is changing demand and consumption patterns for electricity as industrial activity slows and an increasing number of office staff are encouraged to telework.
Tomorrow is Zero Emissions Day, an initiative launched by the Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC), a loose network of companies, research organizations and cities, which fight climate change in their respective fields of expertise.
The G7 summit is about to begin in Biarritz. While it has been criticized for its lack of relevance, one of its topics of discussion still seems particularly pertinent: fighting inequality through digital development and artificial intelligence (AI).
IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems contribute to 16 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations in its blueprint for building a better world by 2030.