In a recent IEC managed networking session hosted by the Chair of the IEC Advisory Group on Environmental Aspects (ACEA), Solange Blaszkowski, presented the circular economy as a solution to global challenges and how standards can help.
The IEC has presented its Thomas Edison Award to four individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the IEC. Created in 2010, the Thomas Edison Award recognizes exceptional achievement, dedicated service and significant contributions to the IEC.
The IEC defines energy efficiency as the ratio between output performance compared with the input of energy. It consists of the following: using less energy for the same performance, using the same energy for better performance, or improving the conversion of energy into electricity.
According to the renowned architect Norman Foster, “Cities are the future of our society – of our civilisation. The words are interchangeable – civic, civilised, cities, citizens. We all know that the world is urban but, in 30 years’ time, 2.5 billion more people will live in cities.”
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”.
Cities are vibrant centres of business, culture and learning. They are a gathering placed for innovation and creativity. Recent developments in technology and data collection have opened new opportunities and accelerated the possibility to improve quality of life.