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The ETV Programme exists in different countries across the world. Although with some differences, all programmes are used as tools to provide third-party verification to environmental technologies.
The European Commission participates in an International Working Group on ETV (IWG-ETV), together with the Canadian, Korean, Philippines and US programmes. The objectives of the group are the following:
On 8 February 2013, the International Standardization Organization (ISO) accepted to draft a new standard on Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) and Performance Evaluation. The proposal resulted from the IWG work since 2008 and was made by the Standards Council of Canada, on behalf of the IWG-ETV. 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). The scope of the new standard would include: