Gold Standard is member of NDC Partnership

Gold Standard is pleased to announce that we are now a member of the NDC Partnership, key to meeting our strategic objective to increase the mobilisation of climate finance to high integrity climate and development activities for national and subnational climate action.

The NDC Partnership is a global coalition of countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development based Nationally Determined Contributions (or NDCs) – each country's strategy to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions and build resiliency against the negative effects of a changing climate.
With more than 15 years experience enabling project level activities to quantify, certify and maximise their impact toward climate security and sustainable development, Gold Standard now looks to collaborate with members of the NDC Partnership to help scale this at the national and subnational levels. The timing is right, as countries look to increase their commitments at COP26 and require support in designing activities for the highest impact, monitoring in pragmatic but robust ways, and accurately reporting to their national inventories and toward their national development plans.

Gold Standard CEO Margaret Kim says, “We believe Gold Standard can bring our expertise in impact assessment to bear in supporting countries in designing, implementing, and measuring the impact of programmes to scale climate finance and contribute to a just transition to a zero carbon future.”

NDC Partnership Global Director Pablo Vieira adds, “We welcome Gold Standard into our membership and are already identifying opportunities where they can help raise ambition in country policies, de-risk investments and contribute to greater transparency of impact toward national and global stocktakes.”



Gold Standard was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs as a best practice standard to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) also contributed to sustainable development. Its next-generation standard launched in 2017, Gold Standard for the Global Goals, allows climate and development initiatives to quantify, certify, and maximise their impacts toward climate security and sustainable development. Certification against the standard provides the confidence that these results are measured and verified, enabling credible tracking of progress toward the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Gold Standard now has a broad NGO Supporter Network and 1500+ projects in over 80 countries, creating billions of dollars of shared value from climate and development action worldwide.


The NDC Partnership is a global coalition of more than 170 countries, institutions, and non-state actors collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development. Through our Partnership, members leverage their resources and expertise to provide countries with the tools they need to implement their NDCs and combat climate change to build a better future. The Partnership is actively engaged in over 70 member countries and is supporting governments in mainstreaming climate action into domestic sustainable development agendas, enhancing countries’ climate ambition, and mobilizing finance for the transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies.

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Event Dates: Thursday, February 27, 2020