Our modern world relies on the ability to move people and goods efficiently and cost-effectively around the world. This comes at a price. Road transportation accounts for 10% of global emissions and the volume of emissions being released is rising faster than in any other sector.

At the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), global leaders will be looking to accelerate the transition from fossil fuel-powered transport to zero-emission vehicles. The transition is already underway, but there must be a consensus about speeding up this process to meet the Paris Agreement targets.

The key is international collaboration at governmental level and a willingness at corporate and individual levels to embrace this new technology. Governments are coming together in the Zero Emission Vehicle Transition Council, which is pushing for a commitment to ensure that all new automobile and van sales are zero-emission by 2035 (advanced markets) and 2040 (all other markets). Vehicle manufacturers are also being encouraged to lead and commit to only selling zero-emission vehicles by 2035, while fleet-owning businesses are being urged to move to greener vehicles by 2030.

Greater demand is already driving down costs, making the uptake of this technology more attractive. In addition to delivering cleaner air quality, zero-emission vehicles are now making good business sense. Consumers and supply chain partners are actively seeking to work with businesses that are committed to protecting the environment.

ISO 14064 provides governments, businesses and organizations with a framework for quantifying, monitoring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is part of the ISO 14000 family of environmental management standards, and supports participation in regulated and voluntary programs, such as emissions trading schemes and public reporting.

We provide ISO 14064 auditing services via our unrivaled global network of inspectors. Wherever you operate in the world, we can help you demonstrate to stakeholders your commitment to meeting the objectives being set out at COP26.

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