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Climate action

Quality infrastructure (QI) is crucial for instilling confidence to markets, citizens and consumers that their needs and expectations are understood, clearly defined and will be (or are being) met. A basic prerequisite for implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and for tracking progress therefore is to establish an appropriate QI system that can assist a nation not only in meeting its trade and economy goals, but also to seize the many opportunities available through appropriate implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Traditionally viewed as a catalyst for improving the quality of products and services on a national scale, a well-implemented QI system now extends its impact beyond trade of products and services. It contributes to governmental policy objectives in areas including industrial development, efficient use of natural and human resources, food safety, health, the environment, climate change, and other integral components of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Furthermore, a quality and standards-based approach can be a powerful tool to proactively address climate change and make a positive contribution to climate action.

Our work in this area includes valorizing natural resources, embracing biodiversity, boosting energy efficiency and promoting quality and standards to address climate change, preserve ecosystems and alleviate poverty. We also engage in efforts to unlock the potential of eco-industrial parks for scaling up resource productivity and enhancing the economic, environmental and social performance of businesses.


Scaling up resource productivity and improving economic, environmental and social performance of businesses


Climate action

An International Framework for Eco-Industrial Parks


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Leveraging a New Generation of Industrial Parks and Zones for Inclusive and Sustainable Development


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