ICS methodology guidebook + energy factsheet

In an effort to improve accessibility and streamline our processes for project developers, we are pleased to release the Gold Standard Improved Cookstove (ICS) Methodology Guidebook>>. Developed in partnership with the Fundación Natura Colombia (FNC), this guidebook aims to assist project developers in evaluating and choosing the methodology that is best suited to their cookstove projects.


CARBON PRICING: Why do prices vary by project type?

In the Q1 2016 edition of our Supply Report>> we discussed the different ways to value a carbon credit, whether by using market dynamics as a guide, pricing a project based on its cost or based on the value that a project delivers. However, pricing also varies based on the project type and can even vary within the same type of projects (see figure 1).


AkzoNobel announces first issue of carbon credits from Intersleek technology

Launched in 2014, the award-winning program rewards ship owners who convert existing vessels from a biocidal antifouling to a premium, biocide-free advanced hull coating such as AkzoNobel’s Intersleek –part of its International® brand – which is proven to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.


Navigating the American Carbon World 2016

Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) will take a close look at domestic and international climate policy, carbon markets and green investments. Session topics will include U.S. and North American climate policy, the road after Paris, the current status and future growth of California’s historic cap-and-trade program, other established and emerging carbon markets, state-level activity under the Clean Power Plan, green bonds, risk management strategies and other innovative environmental initiatives.


Webinar on our latest rule updates

We're hosting two webinars aimed at providing Project Developers and DOEs with the relevant information on our latest rule updates.

DOEs Webinar:
(Wednesday) January 27, 2016 1:00 PM CET (2 hours session).
Registration at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8746253631418741762

The session covers the main rules updates including (among others):


ANSI and Gold Standard join forces to enhance the auditing process for Gold Standard energy projects

Monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) are essential elements of climate and development initiatives, ensuring that project investments go further to deliver greater impacts – a key outcome from Gold Standard programs.


Curbing carbon: cities and climate finance get connected

Cities now host half the world’s population and urbanisation will continue over the coming decades. ‘’Between 2010 and 2025, the global urban population will grow by 65 million people a year,’’ says LoCaL Programme Manager Victor Gancel. Cities, he says, are the nexus for climate action, both in terms of population and in terms of economic growth and social and technological innovation. Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL) was launched in 2015 by Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative.


UNOPS seeking to procure Gold Standard CERs

UNOPS is looking to procure 90,000 CERs. They are searching for 50k GS CERs + 40k with requirements for additional benefits (where Gold Standard projects are a likely fit). The deadline is very soon - this Friday 25th September.