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ISO/TC 331 Coming Soon—A New Biodiversity Expert Committee has been formed!

ISO posted an article about their new expert committee dedicated to biodiversity on August 4, 2020. This committee, chaired by AFNOR, is creating ISO/TC 331, Biodiversity, which will include regulations to monitor and ensure that organizations, including government and business, embed respect for biodiversity into their practices. With time this new standard will develop terms and definitions to be used globally and provide guidelines for ecological engineering, nature-based solutions, and other relevant technologies. Moreover, this standard will assist with the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Climate Change (SDG 13), Life Water (SDG 14), and Life on Land (SDG 15). "The desire is to turn the tables to create a healthier relationship between our economies and our ecosystems, a relationship that encourages the preservation of biodiversity while creating opportunities for sustainable development. A global approach is needed in order to achieve this," said Committee Manager Caroline Lhuillery, we must remember that "all human activities depend on biodiversity."

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