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.


New micro-scale methodology for shipping industry

Shipping is a major contributor to worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Correlated with fuel consumption, CO2 emissions from shipping are estimated to range between approximately 739 – 1135 million tonnes per year (IMO, 2014). And these emissions are set to increase significantly in the coming decades, anything from 50% to 250%. Emissions projections demonstrate that improvements in efficiency are important in mitigating the increase in these emissions.


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.


Join our TAC for Land Use & Forests

We are seeking two new members for our Land Use & Forests Technical Advisory Committee with the following expertise:

1. Senior expert (10-15 years experience) in Agriculture/Agronomy:


Feature your project

One of the key outputs from our recent strategic planning process is to implement an active demand building strategy. As part of this strategy, we have created an exciting new website that will be aimed at a more corporate audience. We would like to use this website as a tool to showcase the greater impact and value of Gold Standard projects.


First Australian project earns Gold Standard certification

Over the past eight years, Carbon Neutral has established innovative large-scale reforestation projects which extend across 10,000 hectares of the Western Australian Wheatbelt – in the process creating Australia’s largest revegetation project based on carbon capture and biodiversity.


Strategic Plan Update

We are happy to share progress on our strategic planning process, which has been a team priority over the past months. I am very grateful to those of you who have spent time with us to share your insights into the market, the challenges you face as well as successes and innovation, and opportunities to collaborate in the future.
The Gold Standard’s strategy begins with our new Vision, Mission and Values—the pillars on which we build our plan.

Perspectives on the Voluntary Carbon Market

Ecosystem Marketplace, CMIA, and ICROA recently hosted a webinar to discuss the findings of the 2015 State of the Voluntary Carbon Market Report {{PDF}}, which yielded questions that seem to be top of mind across the market. Gold Standard shares our perspective on these pressing issues.


M&S and UNICEF Financing Projects that Tackle Climate and Health

We are delighted to announce the issuance of carbon credits from a micro-programme of activities based in Bangladesh. This project was developed by UNICEF with funding from British retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S). This initiative improves the health and lives of vulnerable children while cutting carbon emissions that cause climate change.


First US-Based Project to Issue Gold Standard Credits

We are delighted to announce the certification of our first US based Gold Standard project. This reforestation project developed by Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH), as part of the Legacy Carbon program, is restoring the native forests on land that was part of a cattle ranch, restoring the natural biodiversity whilst providing multiple opportunities for local communities.