ISO at COP28:
Accelerating climate action

Dubai - UAE
30 November-12 December 2023​

International standards are a critical tool for transforming climate commitments into effective action. Policy makers, stakeholders: Connect with ISO at COP28 to leverage the potential of standards!

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Credible and accountable climate commitments: we can’t do it alone

This session addresses the proliferation of criteria and benchmarks to verify climate action. As we explore how to achieve greater coherence between disclosure, action and verification standards, we call for enhanced collaboration among standard setting frameworks and organizations.


  • Ulrika Francke, President, ISO
  • Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP
  • Lee White, Managing Director, IFRS
  • Fiona Watson, Senior Director of Redefining Value, WBCSD
  • Scott Steedman, Director of Standards, BSI
  • Sarah Mukherjee, CEO, IEMA
Organized by ISO, BSI & IEMA
Global Clean Hydrogen Market – Harmonization of Measuring, Reporting, Verification and Accreditation

International standards for measuring, reporting, and accredited verification are vital to achieve comparable product carbon footprints for clean hydrogen and to promote and accelerate its global dissemination.


  • Javier Garcia, ISO Vice-President (technical management)
  • Daria Nochevnik, Hydrogen Council
  • Mitsuhiro Kohara, Japan Gas Association
  • Ann Howard, International Accreditation Forum:
  • Gerassimos Thomas, EU Commission
  • Wataru Takahama, Ministry of Economy and Industry of Japan
  • Smeeta Fokeer, UNIDO
  • Gabriel Lassery, The Brazilian Hydrogen Association
Organized by IAF, DIN & JGA
Full programme 

Connect with us at COP28

Visit our pavilion 

When: 30 November – 12 December
Where: Standards Pavilion by ISO – Blue Zone, B7 (Opportunity Petal), Building 88 (Energy & Finance), First Floor (Blue Zone venue map)

Let us know if you will be attending COP28 and if you would like to collaborate with ISO. Contact us for more information.


Shared priorities: inclusion, finance, technology and innovation

The priorities set for COP28 by the host, as well as COP28's overarching theme, Unite, Act, Deliver, resonate strongly with ISO's vision for international standards supporting climate action. ISO will encourage international and national decision-makers to engage further with ISO and its members on these priorities: collaboration, mitigation, adaptation and sustainable finance.

Fostering collaborative climate action

Collaboration is at the heart of what ISO does. Our delegation at COP28 will be strengthening and exploring partnerships with a view to build on existing climate aligned standards and inspire new ones. Policy makers as well as non-state actors interested in knowing more about the role of standards in climate action or willing to contribute their expertise to ISO's work are invited to meet us there.

ISO resources for COP28

  • Climate action and ISO standards

    Trusted International Standards help accelerate climate commitments into action. The wide-scale adoption of climate-related standards will help organizations adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

  • A tool for policy makers and all who work towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions for their business, group or country.
  • In 2021, ISO members committed to put urgent climate action at the heart of standards development.
  • A set of case studies from around the globe on standards as tools for collective action towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience.
  • This brochure introduces the ISO 1409x series designed to assess the impacts of climate change and put in place measures for effective adaptation.
  • This brochure describes the standards in the ISO 1406x series and how these contribute to the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
  • Once a fringe investment, green and sustainable finance is fast gaining interest among investors worldwide. So what exactly are these types of investment, and why do we need them? Green finance is one of a number of terms used to describe activities related to the two-way interaction between the environment …
Climate change is happening fast. The world does not have time to prevaricate. But ISO standards can help us make the right policies and speed up the pace. 
ISO standards are crucial for building trust, demonstrating climate progress and strengthening accountability. 

The 2023 UN Climate Change Conference or COP28 is organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and hosted by the government of the UAE. ISO and its members will be there to showcase how standards contribute to the implementation of international and national climate policies.