The photo shows a group of very proud, very tired, and (for the most part) very ill scientists, policy makers, and standards. In late November, international experts from around the world came together in Kathmandu, Nepal for a week of working sessions to development international standards for biomass cookstoves. Despite sniffles, coughs, and more than one rumbling stomach – the group pulled together and walked out with a concrete plan for getting ISO 19867-1 published; the first ever international standard for the testing of biomass cookstoves. Goes to show you anything is possible with enough hard work, caffeine, and Cipro. I wish I was in the photo but I was still typing away when it was taken.
- Date November 2017
- Author C. L'Orange