ISO and the Impact of Standards in Developing Countries
The keynote speech of the 49th meeting of the ISO Committee on developing country matters (DEVCO), held in Seoul, Korea was delivered by Dr. Ranyee Chiang of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. In her remarks, Chiang highlighted the concrete impact that standards are having on developing countries by presenting ongoing work to improve clean cooking technology.
[pullquote]Chiang discussed how cooking on open fires and traditional stoves, as is the case for 40 % of the world’s population, comes at a cost – a cost in the region of 4 million deaths a year, the consumption of 500 million tons of non-renewable wood, and greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 170 million passenger vehicles. To support the clean cooking sector and bring new stoves and fuels technology to the market, standards are necessary.
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