SDG 11: Sustainable urbanization

 

 

SDG11

 

Safe food, clean water, sufficient energy, overall economic, social and environmental sustainability, as well as safety and security: these are the kinds of promises cities must fulfil to provide a decent quality of life to their citizens.

 

IEC work in standardization and conformity assessment underpins the large majority of the electrical and electronic infrastructure in cities and communities. This includes all forms of transportation, water and sanitation, electricity generation, healthcare, financial and administrative services, security and alarm systems, access control, CCTV, lighting, and more.

 

IEC International Standards, together with testing and certification also make infrastructure more resilient, helping to mitigate disaster risks and accelerating disaster recovery.

 

11.2 Safe, affordable, sustainable transport systems

IEC work provides international standards for trains, subway systems, sky trains, trolleybuses, pods, EVs, electric ferries and boats, the aviation industry, fuel cell driven vehicles, etc. It also supports the whole monitoring, control, service and safety infrastructure in train and metro stations, airports, bus stops, garages and at street level. IECEx provides important services that among other things ensure safety during fuelling at airports or sewage repair work.

11.3 and 11.6 Sustainable urbanization

Nearly 2 000 IEC International Standards from more than 100 IEC TCs directly impact safer, more sustainable urbanization: energy generation, intelligent mobility, healthcare, financial and administrative services, security and alarm systems, access control, smart buildings, aviation, transportation, more efficient
farming and irrigation, etc.

11.5 and 11.B Increased disaster resilience

IEC International Standards together with testing and certification help ensure that infrastructure is more resilient in the face of disasters. The use of standards also facilitates disaster recovery, repairs and reconstruction.

 

 

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