The president of the Canadian National Committee, Jacques Régis has retired, after years of dedication to standardization and conformity assessment. He is replaced by Colin Clark who has been vice-president since 2017.
The IEC General Meeting (GM), which will take place from 21 to 25 October in Shanghai, is already exceeding all expectations. A record number of 4000 delegates has registered to attend the numerous workshops and technical committee gatherings that will be organized.
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).
Sweltering temperatures have hit the globe during the last couple of months. In India, some areas reached 50.8° C. In the Middle East, a high of 54° C scorched Kuwait. In the US, several major cities reported temperatures of 38°C and in Europe, Paris reached an all time high of 42.6 °