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Workshop
2022-02-11
Draft CEN Workshop on 'City Resilience Development – Framework and guidance for implementation with a specific focus on historic areas'

While negative impacts of climate-related and other hazards on urban areas are widely discussed, their impacts on historic areas within cities and communities have not been studied extensively enough. 

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Press release
2022-01-13
Standards for the Climate: CEN and CENELEC signed the London Declaration

Brussels, 13 January 2022 - European standards are a key enabler of the solutions needed for the Green Transition and contribute to a more sustainable future for Europe and the world. For this reason, CEN and CENELEC are proud to endorse the London Declaration on the commitment of international standards to climate action.

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News
2021-11-04
COP26: A new policy paper highlights the contribution of standards to the fight against climate change

On the occasion of COP26 currently taking place in Glasgow, CEN and CENELEC just released the new policy paper “Uniting the world to tackle climate change: COP26 and the commitments of European Standards”. In the document, the two European Standardization Organisations reaffirm their commitment to contributing to the fight against climate change and raise awareness on the actions they are taking to contribute to addressing these challenges.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-05-26
A European LNG infrastructure fit for the future: CEN published the new edition of EN 1473

 

In May 2021, CEN/TC 282 'Installation and equipment for LNG', whose Secretariat is held by AFNOR, the French National Standardization Body, published a new edition of EN 1473:2021  'Installation and equipment for liquefied natural gas - Design of onshore installations'.

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Workshop
2021-04-22
CEN Workshop announcement - City Resilience Development – Framework and guidance for implementation with a specific focus on historic areas

While negative impacts of climate-related and other hazards on urban areas are widely discussed, their impacts on historic areas have not been studied extensively enough. The aim of the workshop is to develop a management framework that helps, for example, heritage managers, public administrators, and other actors in the field of climate change adaptation planning (CCA) and disaster risk management (DRM) and heritage management.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-04-16
New CWA 17675 provides a clear mapping of tools for carbon management in Europe

 

Many initiatives have been launched both at national and European level to achieve the European objectives for climate and energy by 2030 and for the Paris Agreement. One of these is now a reference about environmental policies and governmental actions: CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 17675Mapping of the mandatory and voluntary Carbon Management framework in the EU’.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-03-22
New standard helps adapting to climate change: EN ISO 14091:2021

 

Climate change impacts are already affecting ecological and socio-economic systems, and it is anticipated that these impacts will continue well into the future. Organisations of all types and sizes have increasing needs to understand, mitigate and manage climate change risks. A recently published standard, EN ISO 14091:2021Adaptation to climate change - Guidelines on vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment’ offers organisations a consistent, structured and pragmatic approach to understanding their vulnerabilities and to preventing or mitigating negative consequences caused by climate change, while taking advantage of opportunities. 

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News
2021-03-01
For the European Commission, standards are crucial for the European climate adaptation policy

 

On 24 February 2021 the European Commission adopted the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change.

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