Cleaner Fossil Fuels

Promoting cleaner fossil fuel alternatives

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Electric Mobility

Promoting the development of clean transport solutions

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Energy Efficiency

Promoting best practices to reduce energy use in all sectors of the economy

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Integration

Accelerating energy markets to promote new business ventures

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Renewable Energy

Accelerating the development and use of clean renewable energy alternatives

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Energy and Environment

Harmonizing standards and measurements

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Sustainability Still on the Radar for Aviation

For the past decade, before Covid-19 brought aviation to a near standstill, growth in air travel had been soaring, bringing with it a rise in CO2 emissions. The industry was taking steps to become more efficient and reduce its carbon footprint, and a landmark carbon offset plan was established for international air travel. Although today’s economic turbulence has led to an adjustment of that plan, the industry is still on a trajectory to become more sustainable, according to one veteran aviation expert. Read more

Charging Ahead with EVs

The road trip is a classic theme in U.S. popular culture and a staple of the summer vacation—a chance to recharge the batteries. For owners of electric vehicles (EVs), that’s not just a metaphor. Far from their usual home or work plug-in sites, they consult apps and map out routes that will get them to the next charging station down the road. The fear of running out of charge—range anxiety—has always been a barrier to EV adoption, especially in a country as big as the United States. But as longer-range electric vehicles come on the market and the charging infrastructure ramps up, that may be starting to change. Read more

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Sustainability Still on the Radar for Aviation

For the past decade, before Covid-19 brought aviation to a near standstill, growth in air travel had been soaring, bringing...

Charging Ahead with EVs

The road trip is a classic theme in U.S. popular culture and a staple of the summer vacation—a chance to...

Upcoming Events

Call for Proposals – Calibration Project for Strengthening Technical Capacities in Quality Control for Air quality Monitoring Networks in Latin American and Caribbean Cities

This project aims to provide improved traceability to Ozone measurements in Latin American and Caribbean cities whose National Metrology Institutes...

Capacity Assessment of a lighting lab at the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards

This activity seeks to assess the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) 's organizational and technical capacity to operate...

Strengthening technical capacities in quality control for air quality monitoring networks in Latin American cities

The webinar is targeting staff from air quality monitoring stations from the region. Participants will learn about the importance of...

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