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23Jun

Gold Standard releases guidance to unlock climate action in supply chains and boost the value of low-carbon commodities

Amidst growing concern around the ambition and credibility of ‘net zero’ target setting, Gold Standard today publishes “Accounting + Reporting the Emissions of Certified Commodities” guidance that can unlock climate action in supply chains and enable concrete progress toward corporate climate goals.

09Feb

Google.org backs Gold Standard to build digital solutions to help carbon markets work for climate justice

Gold Standard announces today a $1MM grant from Google.org Charitable Giving to develop an open, global collaboration on digital solutions for carbon market standards and monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV).

24Nov

Western Union Business Solutions launches Green Hedging initiative in partnership with Gold Standard

 

London, November 24th 2021 - Western Union Business Solutions, the payments arm of The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, has partnered with climate and sustainability pioneer Gold Standard to provide a Green Hedging offering for all types of organisations. The partnership will enable customers of Western Union Business Solutions to financially support sustainable initiatives as part of their hedging strategy, empowering them to make a positive global impact with ease.

08Oct

Gold Standard and Costa Rica partner to safeguard integrity in the voluntary carbon market

As Net Zero pledges proliferate and demand for carbon credits grows, Gold Standard and Costa Rica announce that they will partner to develop best practices for processes to ensure the integrity of voluntary carbon offsetting claims.

24Aug

Gold Standard and Swedish Energy Agency partner to ensure integrity in international cooperation under Paris Agreement

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND; STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – 25 August 2021

Gold Standard and the Swedish Energy Agency announce a partnership to facilitate the Swedish Government’s acquisition of quality Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs) under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, aiming to serve as a model for broader international cooperation in mitigating climate change.

29Jun

Gold Standard launches program to support higher ambition in Paris era carbon markets

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 30 JUNE 2021:

Gold Standard, with support from the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), is working to define principles and guidance for additionality and higher ambition in international carbon markets. The project is intended to support higher ambition under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and to position buyers and host countries of Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs) as partners in combating climate change. 

11May

Gold Standard first climate standard to achieve ISEAL Code Compliant status

Amidst growing importance for strong governance as climate and broader sustainability efforts and claims skyrocket, Gold Standard announces that it is now ISEAL Code Compliant. This means the Gold Standard system has been independently evaluated against ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice.

17Feb

Gold Standard seeks input on plans to align voluntary carbon market with Paris Agreement and ensure integrity as market seeks to scale

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 18 February 2021: As the voluntary carbon market is at a crossroads with rapid growth and international policy changes, Gold Standard today proposes new measures to ensure integrity principles as the market scales.

19Nov

Pioneering Sub-national Climate Finance initiative launched with global consortium and commitment from Green Climate Fund

Mid-sized infrastructure projects at a sub-national level (e.g. municipalities, provinces) of around USD 30 to 50 million are playing a central role in improving the resilience of local communities to the impacts of climate change, especially in developing countries. However, the comparatively smaller size of these projects has historically limited their access to traditional investors, thereby creating a funding gap.