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30Jan

Gold Standard credits recognised in Chile's carbon tax scheme

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 30/01/2024 – The Chilean Ministry of Environment has announced that it recognises Gold Standard under its national carbon tax, given its long track record and global recognition, wide application in Chile, and numerous projects existing on its territory.

14Dec

Abatable and Gold Standard announce Article 6 partnership following COP28

The partnership draws on the unique strengths of both Article 6 of the Paris Agreement allows countries to transfer emissions reductions between each other to enable flexibility in meeting national climate goals. Article 6.2 recognises the potential for voluntary cooperation among countries to enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and promote sustainable development. Under the mechanism, a host country can transfer Article 6.2 units (ITMOs) to a buyer country through a bilateral agreement, or to a private entity.

11Dec

Singapore, Verra and Gold Standard Partner to Develop Playbook for Carbon Crediting Under the Paris Agreement

Together, these organizations will develop a playbook outlining consistent and streamlined standard operating procedures that countries can use to increase their use of existing carbon crediting programs to achieve and exceed their NDCs.

01Dec

Managing Change, Maximising Benefit: Supporting a smooth transition to a nationally regulated carbon market

Gold Standard has today announced a new programme of work to respond to the growth of national regulation and national involvement in carbon market activities, and to maximise the benefits of this transition for local communities, governments, and project developers. This new programme builds on Gold Standard’s previous and ongoing partnerships and support for governments across the world, including capacity-development activities in countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as its Article 6 Early Movers Programme from 2022-23, also supported by the Government of Germany.

29Nov

Digital solutions to scale high integrity carbon markets: Final outputs of Open Collaboration released

Digital transformation is necessary to achieve the increases in speed and reduction in complexity the carbon market needs. This can only be achieved by actors from across the carbon market working together. Gold Standard, IOTA Foundation and ClimateCHECK joined forces in an Open Collaboration supported by Google.org aimed at improving data quality, efficiency and traceability across the carbon market value chain.

23Nov

No One Left Behind: Gold Standard Consults on Driving a Just Transition while Phasing Out Coal

– In the methodology, released for consultation today, Gold Standard outlines steps for the early phase-out of coal-fired thermal power plants, and requirements to ensure a just transition. The methodology presents a strategy for phasing out coal power plants, which are responsible for nearly 20% of global emissions, by substituting renewable energy power plants connected to the same grid. Just Transition requirements, which will be required for coal phase-out projects and beyond, are also published for stakeholder input.

14Nov

Beyond National Commitments: Rwanda, atmosfair and Gold Standard Launch First Carbon Credit Aligned with Paris Article 6

In a first for the voluntary carbon market, Gold Standard has attached Paris Agreement Article 6 authorisation labels to carbon credits on its registry.

This new label will encourage private sector investment by ensuring voluntary action goes beyond national commitments, preventing double-claiming towards both corporate and country-level targets.

The credits have been issued to atmosfair for transformative c

12Oct

Gold Standard Submits for Programme-Level Assessment by ICVCM, Champions Alignment with the Paris Agreement

The submission, which is now under assessment to determine its alignment with the Core Carbon Principles (CCPs), provides details on Gold Standard governance and overarching criteria, including sustainable development provisions, assurance approaches, double counting and additionality. This marks an important moment for the carbon market and is a crucial step towards CCP credit-level labelling.

Margaret Kim, the CEO of Gold Standard, said:

28Sep

Gold Standard to collaborate with the Organization for Biodiversity Certificates

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 28 September 2023 – The OBC is a collective initiative that brings together companies, NGOs, and scientific experts to facilitate the private sector's contribution to biodiversity conservation and restoration. The OBC's approach to creating biodiversity certificates is rooted in scientific rigour, open-source methodology, and a collaborative dialogue between field experts, scientists, and companies.

18Sep

Yannick Glemarec announced as new Gold Standard Foundation President, and Chair of the Gold Standard Board

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 15 September 2023 – Following a vote taken at the board meeting on Friday 15 September, Yannick Glemarec has been elected as the new Chair of the Gold Standard Board of Directors, and President of the Gold Standard Foundation. Taking over from departing President, Yvo de Boer, he will serve a 4-year term.

Welcoming the appointment Margaret Kim, Gold Standard CEO, said: