IEMA's Digital Journalist Tom Pashby is currently attending the Bonn Climate Change Conference and conducting interviews with attendees about the work they are involved in and what they hope to see from the conference. Here, they speak with Kaya Axelsson from the University of Oxford.

Kaya Axelsson is a net zero policy engagement fellow at the University of Oxford and a strategic advisor to the Race to Zero Campaign which brings together non-state actors and sub-national governments to accelerate climate action within and alongside the UNFCCC process.

In this video, she explains her involvement with the ISO’s work on creating a net zero standard. While the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) provides frameworks on targets, organisations were calling for a singular and codified methodology for working towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

In partnership with Race to Zero and other organisations, Kaya helped a set of guidelines with the ISO for net zero strategies. It is currently an ‘International Workshop Agreement’ rather than a numerical ISO standard like the ISO140001 standard for environmental management systems, but this should come to fruition within the coming months and years.

Watch her full interview below:


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