The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has invited the G7 partners to a high-level multi-stakeholder conference entitled "Standardisation – a strategic instrument for climate action and the global digital energy transition" which is taking place today. Representatives from the governments, business and associations, standardisation organisations, science and civil society of the G7 countries will be attending the conference in person at the Economic Affairs Ministry or online.

State Secretary Udo Philipp said: "We are in the midst of the digital and green transition towards a climate-neutral, sustainable and digitalised economy. The G7 want to play a leading role in the fields of climate action and environmental protection and accelerate a digital, global energy transition. We can together provide stimuli by supporting international standardisation."

International standards can play a significant role when it comes to mitigating climate change and implementing a green and just transition. They create reliable rules for sustainable products, services, procedures and technolgies and contribute to climate change mitigation and a global and digital energy transition. This is equally important for large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and consumers.

Under Germany’s G7 Presidency this year, the Federal Government and its G7 partners have put the fight against the climate and energy crises at the top of the agenda, thus sending out a strong signal for more climate action and energy security.

The Multi-Stakeholder Conference is taking place in the context of the activities of the digital ministers under Germany’s G7 Presidency in 2022.