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Briefing paper: How the IEC helps achieve the SDGs – en

SDGs are perhaps the most impactful undertaking for global good in the 21st century and an opportunity to leave a better world for future generations.

Building upon the knowledge and expertise of its membership, the IEC provides a framework necessary for the development of global technologies. It ensures the safety, performance and sustainability of electrical, electronic and information technologies that underpin all SDGs. With its consensusbased approach, the IEC reflects the needs of countries across the world.


Briefing paper: IECEx System – en

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IECEx  has the mechanisms in place to help industry, authorities and regulators ensure that equipment (electrical and non-electrical) as well as the people working in Ex areas benefit from the highest level or safety.

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Briefing paper: IECEx certified service facilities scheme – en

While certification of new Ex equipment is covered by the IECEx certified equipment scheme, the IECEx certified service facilities scheme provides a single international scheme for organizations that provide the repair and overhaul of equipment in compliance with Ex safety standards.

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Briefing paper: IECEx conformity mark licensing system – en

The IECEx conformity mark licensing system is available to manufacturers that hold valid IECEx certificates of conformity to provide an instant visual indication that the Ex product(s) is/are covered by an IECEx certificate of conformity.

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Briefing paper: IECEx scheme for certification of personnel competence – en

The IECEx System has introduced the IECEx scheme for certification of personnel competence, covering most aspects relevant to working with equipment in hazardous areas. This was originally developed at the request of industry, particularly the oil and gas sector where contract workers need to be assessed for their capability to work safely in many different parts of the world at any time.

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Briefing paper: The new age of mobility – en

We are moving into a different era: while the 20th century was the age of the fuel-powered car, the 21st will most probably be characterized by new and less polluting forms of transport. Various types of electric vehicles (EVs), from electric cars and buses to e-scooters or e-bikes are becoming ubiquitous in our cities. Hybrid solutions involving batteries and combustion engines have already been widely adopted.

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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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