A new economic model is emerging that re-evaluates our current approach to production and consumption. It is based on circular mechanisms in which products and materials can be reused, repaired, refurbished, remanufactured and recycled.
Two different standards are competing for the attention of regulators. These standards are relevant to what some experts call the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) or, in other words, connected cars which can communicate both with their internal and external environments.
Close to four thousand delegates from 173 countries are gathering in Shanghai for the 83rd annual IEC General Meeting. Industry leaders are joining technology experts, regulators, academics and other stakeholders to discuss future goals and take stock of IEC work.
From mounting piles of waste to the depletion of natural resources, the current modes of production and consumption are unsustainable. Based on the current linear economic model, products are made, used and discarded.
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.
Each year on 14 October, the members of IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day. It is a tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the International Standards that make the products that we use safe and efficient.