SDG 13: Strengthen resilience, reduce disaster impact

 

 

SDG13

 

The first IEC President, Lord Kelvin used to say: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”
The majority of IEC International Standards not only enable the measurement of the efficiency, performance and safety of systems, they also provide the technical basis for further improvement

 

IEC International Standards, together with testing and certification, help countries to adopt more sustainable technologies. They also help strengthen the disaster resilience of infrastructure, reducing disaster risks and accelerating disaster recovery, limiting overall disaster impact. IEC work provides the globally relevant, solid technical foundation to make new, sustainable energy solutions broadly accessible.

 

A myriad of IEC International Standards are used in the building of infrastructure, including for example in power generation or water management. Several IEC TCs develop the standards that ensure that alarm systems are able to operate under extreme conditions, still others ensure the safety of workers during repair operations, for example live working on downed power lines or the installation of electricity generators.

 

13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to hazards and natural disasters

A myriad of IEC International Standards from many IEC TCs apply to the development of infrastructure, including for example power generation or water management. IEC work helps strengthen the disaster resilience of infrastructure through built-in safety mechanisms, processes and minimum requirements. During disasters, certified alarm systems are able to operate even under extreme conditions.

13.3 Improve institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction

Countries who implement IEC International Standards enjoy easier access to sustainable technologies
and are better able to mitigate the impact of disasters. 

 

 

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