IEMA at COP24
As the UNFCCC COP24 climate conference comes to a close today (14 December), IEMA is delivering a fringe event at the talks in partnership with ISO and the IAF.
Global leaders gathered in Katowice, Poland on 3 December to address critical climate change issues and implement the ‘Paris rulebook’. Following successful application to attend as a ‘non-state actor’, IEMA has also attended the conference to ensure that members’ work and views on climate standards and practice feature as part of the wider discussions.
The ISO-IEMA-IAF event focuses on ISO 14001 and its relationship to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Check iema.net for an update in the coming weeks.
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