Brochure: Electricity – en, fr

Energy is the “golden thread” that weaves together economic growth, human development and environmental sustainability.

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Brochure (e-tech articles): Focus on solar energy – en

This brochure contains a selection of articles from our magazine, e-tech, on the work of IEC for solar energy.


News release: Celebrating World Standards Day 2017

Geneva, Switzerland, 11 September 2017 – The IEC, ISO and ITU announce the winners of annual World Standards Day contest. This year two competitions were launched, a poster contest and a video contest, along the theme “Standards make cities smarter”.


Presentation: Empowering smart cities – Qingdao Forum

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News release: New global platform to help cities become sustainable and smart

Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-01-15 – While we often hear about smart, sustainable cities, adding smartness to an existing urban environment or developing a Smart City from scratch is a mammoth undertaking.
World Smart City  
To help city stakeholders worldwide make their cities smarter, the first World Smart City online community will launch on 18 January. This new community aims to identify top pain points that are holding city development back.

Given that by 2050, an estimated 66% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, supplying these populations with basic resources like safe food, clean water and sufficient energy, while ensuring overall economic, social and environmental sustainability, will be a major challenge. Cities need to substantially increase the efficiency in which they operate and use their resources.


News release: Enabling sustainable and smart cities for improved quality of life

IEC, ISO and ITU host international forum to tackle pain points that limit Smart Cities’ development

Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-07-14 – Smart Cities promise improved quality of life for the world’s estimated 3.9 billion urban dwellers(1), while at the same time allowing better, more efficient use of resources and improved security. However many barriers limit Smart City development. Key pain points that inhibit Smart Cities have been under the spotlight at the first World Smart City Forum, held in Singapore on 13 July 2016.