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1 ISO and its Carbon Footprint standardization work WTO CTE Information Session on Carbon Footprint and Labelling Schemes Rob Steele, ISO Secretary-General Klaus Radunsky, ISO Working Group Convener for ISO WTO, Geneva,

2 2ISOCS ID IT tools Standards development procedures Consensus building Dissemination 162 national members 98% of world GDP 97% of world population 192 active TCs technical bodies experts Central Secretariat in Geneva 153 FTE staff Collection of ISO Standards 1230 standards produced in 2008 The ISO System as at Dec 2009

3 3ISOCS ID International Standards and Private Standards Trade, public policies and international standards Formal international standardization Private standards in the ICT sector, in agri-food and on social/environmental issues Claims, labels, certification, schemes and compliance

4 4ISOCS ID ISO work responding to climate change (1) Greenhouse Gas Work (TC 207/SC7) GHG quantification and reporting Competence of GHG validation/verification teams Requirements for GHG bodies for use in accreditation Carbon footprint of products and organizations Energy efficiency and performance Concepts and terminology Building performance and efficiency Equipment standards (heat pumps) ISO energy performance Renewable energy sources Solar: H/C technologies, terminology, performance ratings, test methods Wind: Gears, turbines, IEC joint work Biofuel specs: gas, solid and liquid

5 5ISOCS ID ISO work responding to climate change (2) Measuring impacts of climate change UN-ISO cooperation on Global Terrestrial Observing System: river discharge, snow/land cover, biomass Transportation Electric vehicles, batteries, vehicle-to- grid technologies Intelligent transport systems Sustainability perspectives ISO on Social Responsibility Bioenergy sustainability criteria Sustainability in building construction Sustainable event management 250) ISO workshop on sustainable business districts Sustainable tourism

6 6ISOCS ID Development of ISO on Carbon footprint of products (Part 1 Quantification and Part 2 Communication) Presented by: Klaus Radunsky ISO Working Group Convener Information Session on PCF & Labelling Schemes WTO, Geneva, 17 Feb 2010

7 7ISOCS ID Overview Development of ISO milestones ISO TC207/SC7/WG2 ISO , contents ISO , contents Comparison of objectives Role of CFP Harmonization Challenges Next steps Vision and realities

8 8ISOCS ID Milestones Apr 2008: 1 st meeting of ISO/TC 207 WG 2 (Vienna) Jun 2008: 2 nd meeting of ISO/TC 207 WG 2 (Bogota) Nov 2008: NWIP on CFP agreed Dec 2008: WD of ISO Jan 2009: 3 rd meeting of ISO/TC 207 WG 2 (Kota Kinabalu) Apr 2009: WD 1 of ISO Jun 2009: 4 th meeting of ISO/TC 207 WG 2 (Cairo) Sept 2009: WD2 ISO Oct 2009: 5 th meeting of ISO/TC 207 WG 2 (Vienna) Dec 2009: WD 3 ISO Feb 2010: 6 th meeting of ISO/TC 207 WG 2 (Tokyo) Mar 2010: CD of ISO 14067

9 9ISOCS ID ISO/TC 207/SC 7 WG 2 Convenors: Klaus Radunsky (Austria); Daegun Oh (Korea) Secretary: Katherina Wührl (DIN, DE) 107 Experts from ~ 30 countries (including DC such as China, Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil) Capacity building program by Sweden (SIS-Sida project): MENA region (Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Jordan) Liasions –Within TC207, with other TCs –With other organisations (ANEC, IAI, EC, IEC, GEN, WRI/WBCSD)

10 10ISOCS ID ISO Carbon footprint of products - Part 1: Quantification Contents INTRODUCTION SCOPE NORMATIVE REFERENCES TERMS AND DEFINITIONS PRINCIPLES METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK –GENERAL –GOAL AND SCOPE DEFINITION OF THE QUANTIFICATION OF CFP –GOAL OF CFP STUDY –SCOPE OF CFP STUDY (FUNCTIONAL UNIT, BOUNDARIES, OFFSETTING, DATA & DATA QUALITY, USE STAGE & USE PROFILE) –INVENTORY ANALYSIS OF CFP –GENERAL –TIME PERIOD FOR ASSESSMENT OF GHG EMISSIONS –TREATMENT OF SPECIFIC GHG EMISSION SOURCES AND SINKS (ELECTRICITY SUPPLY, LAND USE CHANGE) –ALLOCATION TO CO-PRODUCTS –IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CFP INTERPRETATION OF CFP REPORTING ANNEXES (informative): A (GWP), D (Limitations), E (LUC)

11 11ISOCS ID INTRODUCTION SCOPE NORMATIVE REFERENCES TERMS AND DEFINITIONS OBJECTIVE PRINCIPLES USE OF PRODUCT CATEGORY RULES GUIDANCE ON COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR COMMUNICATION OF CFP –General (Declarations, Requirements for Declarations Directed to End Consumers, Confidentiality, Units of measurement, Age of data) –Declaring Overall Emissions –Declaring emissions for specific stages of the life cycle –Declarations making Comparisons VERIFICATION Annex (normative): The content of the CF-PCR document ISO Carbon footprint of products - Part 2: Communication Contents

12 12ISOCS ID Comparison of objectives/expectations (1) PAS 2050 internal assessment of life cycle GHG emissions of products; Facilitates evaluation of alternative product configurations; Benchmark for programmes aimed at reducing GHG emissions; Allows for comparison of goods and services; Supports reporting on corporate responsibility; Provides a common basis for reporting and communicating life cycle GHG emissions; Provides an opportunity for greater consumer understanding of life cycle GHG emissions WRI/WBCSD Guidance for companies and other organizations to prepare an inventory of emissions associated with a product; Primary purpose to support public reporting of product life cycle GHG emissions to help users reduce these emissions; Public reporting refers to providing emissions-related information for a product, in accordance with the reporting requirements specified under the standard; Standard does not directly enable comparative assertions or product labeling; Is not intended to support the accounting of GHG emission offsets or claims of carbon neutrality;

13 13ISOCS ID Comparison of objectives/expectations (2) ISO Benefits organizations, governments, project proponents and stakeholders by providing clarity and consistency for quantifying, monitoring, reporting and verifying the carbon footprint of products; Part 1 specifies principles and requirements for studies to quantify Carbon Footprint of Products (CFP), based on the method of life cycle assessment (LCA); Part 2 specifies requirements for the development of information to communicate the carbon footprint of products, calculated according to Part 1 of ISO 14067; Guidelines how to use such information on the CFP;

14 14ISOCS ID Harmonization Harmonization: common goal for PAS2050, WRI/WBCSD & ISO Focus on requirements Also relevant: principles; terms & definitions; verification Means of harmonization Limits of harmonization Added value of more than one approach

15 15ISOCS ID Role of CFP Refers to the calculation of the amount of GHG emissions associated with a company, event, activity, or the lifecycle of a good/service, Enables to ascertain and manage GHG emissions along the supply chain Safeguards the survival of companies in the changing regulatory and economic business landscape Furthers the understanding of the risks and opportunities in the supply chain Allows to focus effort in response to new regulatory, shareholder and consumer pressures

16 16ISOCS ID Challenges - CFP Basic challenge: –right balance between practicality – environmental integrity/credibility –Role of PCRs –Timing Harmonization WRI/WBCSD – PAS2050 – ISO –Common basis: Life Cycle Assessment (ISO 14040) –ISO: also ISO (labelling) and ISO (verification)

17 17ISOCS ID Next steps Next meeting: 6 th meeting WG 2: León (Mexico) July 2010 Current planning: CD registrationMarch 2010 DIS registrationSept 2010 FDIS registrationSept 2011 IS publicationMarch 2012 Faster track option: DIS registrationMarch 2010 FDIS registrationJune 2011 IS publicationOct 2011

18 18ISOCS ID Vision and realities Transition to a zero/low-carbon society implies that the CFP of all products and services have to be managed Economic crises offers a unique opportunity to restructure the supply chains of products Bottom-up efforts along supply chains complement top-down efforts at national and international level Reducing the risks of climate change may require negative global GHG emissions after 2050

19 19ISOCS ID THANK YOU !


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