The European Commission is participating in an International Working Group on ETV (IWG-ETV), together with the Canadian, Korean, Philippines and US programmes, with the following objectives:
The conclusions of IWG discussions in the period 2010-2013 were consolidated in a Guidance Document towards the Mutual Recognition of Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Programs.
On 8 February 2013, the International Standardization Organization (ISO) accepted the proposal made by the Standards Council of Canada, on behalf of the IWG-ETV, to draft a new standard on Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) and Performance Evaluation. The proposal builds on the work undertaken by the IWG-ETV since 2008. The scope of the new standard would include general specifications for conducting verification, including the definition of verification parameters, plan of tests and assessment of test data, preparation of ETV reports and statement. The objective is to provide the basis for mutual recognition of ETV programs in future. The new standard will be drafted by the ISO Technical Committee 207 (Environmental Management).
Please have a look at the website of some non-EU ETV programmes: