MIL-OSI Translation: Standardization advances climate protection – Results of the German Standardization Panel 2022 published

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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

May 24, 2022 – Joint press release – climate protection

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Standards are an important tool to combat climate change. This is shown by the results of the German Standardization Panel 2022, whose patron is the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK). “Standards can make an important contribution to making a climate-neutral and sustainable economy a reality. They help companies to meet technical regulations and open up new markets for climate-neutral and sustainable products,” explains Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, Dr. Franziska Brantner. “We can only successfully fight climate change in an international network. That is why the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection is also focusing on standardization during the German G7 Presidency.” The study shows that standards are key to overcoming climate change and achieving a green transformation. Almost 75 percent of the companies surveyed believe that the issue of climate change should be tackled proactively by standardization experts and organizations. As the most effective measures to take climate change more into account in standards, companies advocate a more intensive exchange with science, a common international agenda and coordination between legislators and standardization organizations. DIN and DKE support the achievement of climate goals – alongside partners such as the International Organization for Standardization ISO. Together with its national member organizations, this committed itself last year with the London Declaration to combating climate change through standards. “Standardization makes an important contribution to supporting new technologies for more climate protection. However, we also see that we have to analyze the existing set of standards comprehensively and revise them in certain areas in order to make them climate-friendly. We will contribute to this together with the experts involved in standardization,” says Christoph Winterhalter, Chairman of the Board of DIN and ISO Vice President Policy. “Efficient climate protection only works if different sectors are intelligently networked. Standards, in turn, are the key, they describe the interfaces between these sectors. There is a need here to develop appropriate standards – for this we need the cooperation of committed experts,” says Michael Teigeler, Managing Director of the DKE. The Technical University of Berlin, Department of Innovation Economics, surveyed around 1,900 companies from October 2021 to January 2022. The German Standardization Panel is thus already in its tenth year providing valuable scientific knowledge in standardization. DIN and DKE support the project, which has been under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK) since 2016. All results of the 2022 standardization panel and previous surveys can be viewed at www.normungspanel.de.

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