Online workshop: Adaptation to Climate Change in Standardization - Approaches, challenges & outlook 

When: 5 and 6 October 2020

Format: online workshop organized by NEN - the Dutch standardization insitute


During the two-day online workshop participants will discuss practical issues encountered in incorporating climate change consideration in standards and lessons learnt. The focus is on previously identified standards for buildings, energy, transport and ICT infrastructures currently in revision. The aim of this workshop is to discuss and collect experiences and recommendations from the participating stakeholders on what is needed in standardization to face the challenges of a changing climate and how revision of standards can take place in concrete and practical terms.

Day one will highlight relevant concrete approaches and examples in standards. To determine what additional support is needed, the strengths and weaknesses of existing climate change guidance in standardisation will be evaluated. Day two will look towards the near-future; what future climate data is available or being developed, and how this can best be used in standards. The interaction between climate projection data and climate data needed for standardization will be examined, as illustrated by practical projects. Barriers and enablers in standards development will also be discussed more broadly, setting out the direction in which the standardisation community needs to go in the long-term in order to address the new European policy objectives and to effectively tackle the challenges of a changing climate.

For whom?

All standard writers interested in adaptation to climate change, especially stakeholders of standards in the infrastructure sector (Construction, Energy, Transport, ICT), experts from the Meteorological sector, as well as experts with first-hand experience on adaptation to climate change and other interested parties.

Programme: download the programme.


Please register for this online workshop using the links below.
Day 1, Monday October 5th (13.30 – 16.00 CET):
Day 2, Tuesday October 6th (10.00 – 12.30 CET):

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom login details. You are encouraged to register for both days, but attending a single session is also possible.


Andrea NAM, Project Manager - Energy & Living, Standardization & Digital Solutions
Tel: +32 2 550 09 68