Gold Standard Market Report 2020

We are pleased to publish the Market Report for 2020, which provides data + insights on the issuances, retirements and shared value delivered by Gold Standard certified climate projects. 


IN 2020
  • 34 million emission reductions issued, nearly double the issuances of 2019. This included, 28.5 million voluntary Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) and 5.6 million Gold Standard labelled Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs)
  • There has been an increased issuance trend across all project types
  • The split of issuances between VERs and Gold Standard labelled CERs is 80% in favour of VERs, reflecting the market uncertainty around the future of the CDM
  • Record high voluntary retirements in 2019 with 15.8 million emission reductions retired — 28% increase over 2019


For previous editions of the Gold Standard Market Report:

Gold Standard Market Report 2019 Gold Standard Market Report 2018 Gold Standard Market Report 2017 Gold Standard Market Report 2016
Media Category: Reports
Report Type: Market reports
Event Dates: Monday, May 3, 2021