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05Jul

Renewable Energy Label: Call for projects

More and more businesses are setting ambitious renewable energy targets to spur the global transition to clean energy. Businesses can develop their own power generation assets, enter into renewable power purchase agreements, or access renewable electricity market instruments, which are also referred to as renewable energy certificates (RECs).

07Apr

Agriculture: Gold Standard Tillage Methodology Approved

The Gold Standard “Low Tillage Methodology” is a globally applicable methodology under Gold Standard Agriculture that addresses the most potent greenhouse gas (GHG) sink in the agricultural sector.

With this methodology it is possible to account for GHG emissions from agriculture by changing soil tillage practices within agricultural systems. Activities can prevent emissions from the soil as well as sequestration of carbon in the soil, both of which result in increased soil organic carbon (SOC) content.

01Apr

The Process Behind Developing Our New Black Carbon Methodology

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when The Gold Standard sets out to create a methodology that will enable projects to mitigate climate change? Owen Hewlett, our Chief Technical Officer, gives us a look into the process that was undertaken to develop our new Black Carbon Methodology.

31Mar

Pioneering Methodology for Tackling Black Carbon

GENEVA, 31 March 2015 – The Gold Standard, experts in climate and development, have launched a pioneering methodology for quantifying and monitoring emissions from black carbon and other short-lived climate pollutants, in an effort to drive finance into projects that provide an immediate and measurable impact on mitigating climate change at a local level.

08Mar

The Female Faces of Gold Standard

We wanted to celebrate International Women’s Day and what better way than with our very own international women. We are extremely proud of our projects and the work that we do on the ground, but we’re also proud of the work that we do within our organisation. Over half of our Secretariat is made up of inspirational women, all doing an incredible job. So scroll down to find out more about some of the female faces behind Gold Standard.

02Feb

Gold Standard Thinking – Issue 3

We are pleased to present the third issue of our Gold Standard Thinking publication, which explores the latest trends and innovations in environmental and development finance and governance.

15Jan

Gold Standard Newsletter: January 2015

Dear Reader,

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2015, at the start of an extremely important year in climate negotiations as we collectively work to drive a meaningful, effective and integrated intergovernmental agreement in Paris this December.

As many of you will be aware, I hand over the leadership baton in February to Marion Verles, formerly Executive Director of Nexus Carbon for Development, so I will take the prerogative of introducing this newsletter for the last time to publicly say a few words of thanks and praise.

15Jan

We welcome Marion Verles as new CEO

We are excited and proud to announce the appointment of Marion Verles as our new CEO. Effective from 1st February 2015, Marion will take over operations from Adrian Rimmer, who has served as CEO since June 2010.

01Sep

The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance

A new UN-led initiative to help finance cities to become more sustainable and resilient was launched at the Climate Summit in New York. The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, founded by 20 organisations including The Gold Standard, World Bank and Bank of America, will stimulate investment into low carbon and climate resistance urban infrastructure.

30Apr

New methodology for fuel efficiency in shipping

Developed by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, International® and FReMCo, this first of its kind, peer-reviewed methodology will allow ships to generate carbon credits, thus income, for the CO2 emission reductions they achieve.