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1 1 Standards and their role in the carbon debate Anne Hayes Head of Market Development – Sustainability BSI British Standards

2 2 Scope of Presentation BSI British Standards and plus points to standards A PAS is…. Standards for measuring and managing GHG emissions PAS 2050

3 3 BSI British Standards Who we are: –Part of BSI group –Royal Charter company with an MoU with Government Our role: –Create, maintain, develop standards –Manage stakeholder representation from Industry, Government, Regulators and Consumers for committees –Represents the UK internationally at ISO and IEC –Supports the UK Government’s commitment to EU standardization as the representative for CEN and CENELEC

4 4 British Standards World’s oldest National Standards Body (NSB) 2,000 standards published p.a. 27,000 current British Standards 1,300 UK committees 22,500 committee places 210 European and international secretariats

5 5 What are Standards? An agreed way of doing things –Best practice –VOLUNTARY not legislation –Created by experts Any level, any parties Specification, Code of Practice, Guidelines, etc BS0 BSI – the UK’s National Standards Body

6 6 Company Manuals Private Standard Publicly Available Specification British Standard European Standard ISO CONSENSUS CONTROL Standards Portfolio

7 7 What is a PAS? BSI British Standard PAS Publicly Available Specification It is a consultative document Any organization, association or group that wish to document standardized best practice on a specific subject can commission a PAS BSI British Standard OR A British Standard must reach full consensus. Whereas a PAS invites comments from interested parties Timescales for development are 12 – 18 months plus. Whereas a PAS is 8 – 12 months

8 8 Climate Change & energy – 4 steps Standards for measuring and managing GHG emissions MeasurementOffsetReduction Organization footprint: boundaries & methodology Product and services footprint: requirements Standards for quality of offset projects Standards promoting good practice for improving resource and energy efficiency Declaration Standards providing framework & boundaries for carbon neutral claims and reporting to ensure credibility & comparability

9 9 PAS 2050 Title Measuring the embodied greenhouse gas emissions in products and services Aim Develop a STANDARD method for measuring the embodied GHG emissions of products and services To enable organizations to measure the climate change related impacts of their products and services Partners

10 10 PAS 2050 Scope Specifies requirements for the measurement of the GHG emissions associated with the provisions of products and services Applies to all products and services with consideration given to how and whether it may need customising for specific product groups, e.g. food, buildings, electronics etc Considers all lifecycle stages along the supply/value chain of a product or service, i.e. from raw materials to end of life Includes the six GHGs identified under the Kyoto protocol Can be used by all sizes and types of organization

11 11 Structure of consultation Steering Group –Business –Academics –LCA experts –NGO Stakeholder Review –Invited by sponsors, BSI and Steering Group –Gather & build on existing best practice –UK & Internationally Review Panel –Wide consultation of 500+ organisations (UK & Internationally)

12 12 PAS 2050 Consultation PAS 1st Draft SG PAS review and comments resolution meeting Consultation with Key Stakeholders Review Panel Wider consultation independently facilitated by BSI, approx. 500 participants (to include the Key Stakeholders) Steering Group Stake- holders Review Panel 10 th August th September th September th February 2008 Scheduled Date Complete

13 13 Where next? Future for PAS 2050 –Possibly ISO standard One part of bigger picture –European Standards on Energy Management –Work starting in ISO on energy efficiency –Standards developed outside formal process Footprinting Offsets –Working of one set…..

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