Standardization in the field of Biodiversity to develop principles, framework, requirements, guidance and supporting tools in a holistic and global approach for all organizations, to enhance their contribution to Sustainable Development.

TC 331 Biodiversity will work closely with related committees (e.g. ISO/TC 190 Soil quality, ISO/TC 147 Water quality, ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology, ISO/TC 34 Food products) in order to identify standardization needs and gaps, and collaborate with other organizations to avoid duplications and overlapping standardization activities.

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ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 331/CAG   Chair's Advisory Group Working group
ISO/TC 331/WG 1   Terminology Working group
ISO/TC 331/WG 2   Measurement, data, monitoring and assessment Working group
ISO/TC 331/WG 3   Protection, conservation and restoration Working group
ISO/TC 331/WG 4   Organizations, strategies and sustainable use Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 331

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 331:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 43/SC 1 Noise ISO
ISO/TC 43/SC 3 Underwater acoustics ISO
ISO/TC 146 Air quality ISO
ISO/TC 190 Soil quality ISO
ISO/TC 322 Sustainable finance ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 331

ISO/TC 331 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 34 Food products ISO
ISO/TC 147 Water quality ISO
ISO/TC 190 Soil quality ISO
ISO/TC 190/SC 4 Biological characterization ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 1 Environmental management systems ISO
ISO/TC 217 Cosmetics ISO
ISO/TC 268 Sustainable cities and communities ISO
ISO/TC 322 Sustainable finance ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
ECOS (Environment) Environmental Coalition on Standards A
FSC Forest Stewardship Council A
GRI Global Reporting Initiative A
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature A
PEFC Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification A
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development B

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
20-24 May 2024 Manaus (Brazil) ISO/TC 331  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

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