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Briefing paper: Smart lighting – en

The invention of electric light changed the lives of millions of people. It lead to safer working conditions and better educational environments, improved healthcare and economic growth, throughout the 20th century.

Since the very early days of electrical lighting, IEC International Standards have ensured that the technology involved meets the required safety and performance specifications. Just as importantly, IEC is now paving the way for the LED revolution.

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Briefing paper: IEC future standards development and business platform – en

Our vision calls for a platform enabling online collaborative development of standards, and providing new opportunities to deliver innovative standards-related products and services to the broadest possible range of IEC stakeholders and end users.

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Briefing paper: IEC White Papers flyer – en

Short summary of every published IEC White Paper

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Briefing paper: Future challenges in standardization

The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a challenge for academic papers addressing Future challenges in standardization with the winners awarded in October 2018 in conjunction with 2018 IEC General Meeting in Busan, Korea.

In this context, the IEC, IEEE and KATS seeked for participation of leading professors, researchers from the fields of technology and engineering, economics, social science, policy and the law to share diverse perspectives and insights on future challenges in standardization.

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Briefing paper: IEC and Sustainable Development Goals (A5) – en

This brochure provides a detailed overview of IEC work relating to all the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a companion to the presentation: IEC and SDGs.

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Briefing paper: Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals (A4) – en

IEC International Standards and IEC Conformity Assessment (CA) Systems contribute to all of the 17 SDGs. They provide the foundation that allows all countries and industries to adopt or build sustainable technologies and apply best practice, and they form the basis for innovation as well as quality and risk management.

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Briefing paper IECEE: PV industry – en, fr

IEC International Standards for PV and IECEE, the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components provide both benchmarks and proofs of quality for industry and government worldwide.

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Briefing paper IECEE: PV certification – en, fr

IECEE, the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrical Equipment and Components, is the world’s first truly international system for mutual acceptance of test reports and certificates, dealing with the safety, performance and quality of electrical and electronic components, equipment and products. It is based on the use of IEC International Standards and the mutual recognition of test results.

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Briefing paper (e-tech articles): Preparing the circular economy – en

As environmental concerns escalate, a new economic model which puts the emphasis on the recycling and reusing of materials and products is emerging. Electrical and electronic systems and products are particularly concerned, as they generate a high level of waste. E-waste is any refuse created by discarded electronic devices and components as well as substances involved in their manufacture and use. The IEC is working on many standards and publications which pave the way for an increasingly circular economy.

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Briefing paper: IEC brand guide for national committees

The IEC brand guide is a reference for national committees on how to use the IEC brand appropriately.

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