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First awareness session for ISO members in developing countries.


ISO/TC 331 has been created in 2020 to conduct standardizing work in the field of biodiversity to develop requirements, principles, framework, guidance and supporting tools in a holistic and global approach for all relevant organizations, to enhance their contribution to Sustainable Development.

To ensure that developing country voices are heard from early stages on in this new committee, the ISO capacity building unit is launching a capacity building journey to support efficient developing country participation in ISO/TC 331. This initiative is implemented as part of the ISO Action Plan for Developing Countries.  

A series of virtual sessions will be organized to create awareness on ISO/TC 331 and to train on key elements about ISO, its standard development process and how to participate efficiently. These sessions will help experts and delegates from developing countries to be better prepared for the upcoming virtual meetings of ISO/TC 331 from 8 to 12 March 2021.


Increase awareness on biodiversity and the newly created TC committee (ISO/TC 331 - Biodiversity) among the ISO members in developing countries.


The session will be delivered in English with simultaneous interpretation into French and Spanish. An interactive format will be applied, where all participants are expected to contribute via polling questions and dedicated question and answer sessions.

Target audience 

CEO and director of standardization of ISO members in developing countries.

Please note that only registrations from employees of ISO members in developing countries will be accepted!
  • When

  • Where

    Virtual workshop

  • Language

    English with simultaneous interpretation into French and Spanish

  • who
  • CEO and director of standardization of ISO members in developing countries
    Please note that only registrations from employees of ISO members in developing countries will be accepted

Registration closed 


Вопросы биоразнообразия на повестке дня у стандартизаторов
Только что был сформирован новый экспертный комитет по биоразнообразию.


Timing Subject WHO
14:00–14:10 Welcome and objective

Roswitha Franz


Demystifying biodiversity 

  • What is biodiversity?
  • How does it contribute to sustainable development?
  • Why biodiversity is important for developing countries?
  • Question and answer from participants

Flore Lafaye de Micheaux


Solutions through ISO standars

  • ISO/TC 331Biodiversity: Scope
  • First stakehlder mapping for ISO/TC 331
  • Next steps of ISO/TC 331: Call of projects in view of the work programme, upcoming plenary
  • Question and answer from participants

Leadership of ISO/TC 331


Next steps for ISO member 

  • P-membership: strategic priority, role & obligation
  • Next steps
  • Question and answer from participants
Charles-Pierre Bazin de Caix
15:55–16:00 Closing All


Charles-Pierre has been Technical Programme Manager since 2013, based at ISO in Geneva.
He has worked for the standardization community for 15 years with previous experience of national, regional and ISO standards project management at AFNOR.
Charles-Pierre has recently led a strategic initiative for better project management, supporting ISO’s technical community in delivering high quality documents in a timely manner.

Charles-Pierre is most impressed with the human side of the standardization activities, and the power of consensus. He is truly amazed that publication of global solutions is based on dialogues between experts and countries from all parts of the World. 

Charles-Pierre Bazin de Caix
Charles-Pierre Bazin de Caix
Programme Manager
Technical Policy

Flore Lafaye de Micheaux has worked for the last +20 years in France, India, Ethiopia and Switzerland, dealing with sustainable development, environmental policy and science-policy interface in local, as well as national and international contexts.

She holds a PhD in political ecology (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) and M.Scs in Environmental Sciences and Civil Engineering (ENTPE, INSA de Lyon, France). She currently works at IUCN Headquarters as IPBES Coordinator in the Science and Knowledge unit. Her role is to strengthen the IUCN-IPBES strategic partnership and to support IPBES Secretariat for stakeholder engagement.

Flore Lafaye de Micheaux
Flore Lafaye de Micheaux
IPBES Senior Programme Officer
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Caroline Lhuillery is an engineer in agronomy, expert in managing standardisation projects related to environmental issues. Since June 2020, she manages the international technical committee ISO/TC 331 on biodiversity.
Caroline worked for agricultural and environmental development organizations in Madagascar (CIRAD) and Ecuador (CESA), then for the French Embassy in Argentina and Thailand. In 2012, she completed her training with an Executive Master in environment and public policies (AgroParisTech).

She worked on environmental labels before joining AFNOR in May 2015. Air quality and soil quality are her first actions to conduct. To achieve this, she coordinates a network of stakeholders, at French, European and international levels, which she supports throughout the standards development process.

Caroline Lhuillery
Caroline Lhuillery
Chairperson & Committee Manager
Leadership of ISO/TC 331


Roswitha Franz
Roswitha Franz
Programme Manager