03 Mar '18, 9am

Got standards? Tackle climate change adaptation

Standards have immense leverage. They are a powerful way to slow the accelerating hazards of climate change. They are the backbone of any climate-action implementation plan. They ensure stakeholders are comparing apples to apples and describe a specific level of performance. Therefore, they provide some certainty to investors who are concerned about the risks that plague vulnerable assets. A good example of this exists in the appliance-efficiency market. Lighting Global developed a test procedure eventually adopted by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). It outlines testing requirements for off-grid appliances. Now institutions such as the World Bank are writing their implementation plans to include this specification for all solar-home systems procured through its energy access projects. And as a result, manufacturers who make these quality products and custom...

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