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We are seeking inputs and feedback on our proposed new positive list approach within the Water Standard.

We are seeking inputs and feedback on our proposed new drip irrigation methodology to quantify water savings in agriculture. This methodology is currently applicable under our Water Benefit Standard.

We're asking for feedback on a proposed initiative meant to improve transparency in carbon markets.

We are working with Microsol and World Vision Australia to develop an online platform for calculating greenhouse gases (GHGs) emission reductions from Gold Standard improved cookstove activities.

Gold Standard is pleased to present our latest Agriculture development, the Cool Farm Methodology, for public comment. The methodology helps farmers calculate their greenhouse gas emissions and identify 'hot spots' and areas of opportunity to reduce emissions based on their individual geographies and practices. By then implementing climate-smart interventions, farmers can calculate their reductions that are eligible for Gold Standard carbon credits.

We are restructuring our standard to better enable us to meet our vision of a climate secure world where sustainable development brings life changing benefits to communities everywhere. We are looking for your thoughts, feedback and suggestions on this new standard, Gold Standard 3.0.

Gold Standard is looking at developing a methodology to calculate health benefits using Averted Disability Adjusted Life Years  (ADALYs) as the impact metric. This methodology provides a results-based finance payment mechanism from which to drive finance into initiatives that help improve lives.

We are working with Inter-American Development Bank and World Vision Australia to promote the development of improved cookstove (ICS) activities in Peruvian Andean communities through a project called Financing efficient cookstoves for rural Andean communities. By building upon learned experience from existing cookstove initiatives, this project has reduced the complexity of project implementation and increased project efficiency. .

Gold Standard became an associate member of ISEAL in October 2019, having met entry-level criteria of each of the three ISEAL Codes of Good Practice – Standard-Setting, Assurance and Impacts. This status reflects an ongoing commitment to improvement and meeting the requirements of full ISEAL membership.
 
Gold Standard is the first climate-centric standard to reach this status, joining a growing number of initiatives that are driving positive social and environmental change across multiple sectors.