A global campaign to promote energy management system standards has been launched.
The Energy Management Campaign encourages governments, businesses and industry to use the ISO 50001 standard as a mechanism to demonstrate progress towards climate and energy goals.
The standard supports organisations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system.
It develops policies for more efficient use of energy, sets targets, uses data to better understand and make decisions about energy use as well as measure the results and continually improve energy management.
Among the nations committed to the campaign launched at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) summit are the US, Canada, Mexico Finland, Germany and Japan.
Samsung Electronics, Schneider Electric, Carbon Trust and The Climate Group are among the organisations that are also part of the initiative.
Mexico’s Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell said: “Implementing the ISO 50001 standard provides a consistent and measurable way, across countries, for organisations to increase energy productivity and reduce carbon emissions. The Energy Management Campaign, together with the ongoing work of the CEM, will play an important role in facilitating the world’s transition to a clean energy economy through global cooperation and public and private partnerships.”