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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.

06Jul

Gold Standard and Mongolian government partner to meet ambition of Paris Agreement pledge

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 6 July 2020  
As countries are asked to increase commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury, Gold Standard and the Government of Mongolia are partnering to deliver on greater ambition, integrity of outcomes, and transparent reporting to the global community.

09Jul

New Cell Press environmental change and sustainability journal partners with Gold Standard to offset carbon emissions

One Earth, a forthcoming journal for high-quality research that seeks to understand and address today’s environmental grand challenges, has partnered with Gold Standard, a standards body that certifies initiatives that support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Together, they will offset three tons of carbon emissions for every research paper the journal publishes. The first issue of One Earth, from publisher Cell Press, will appear online on September 20, 2019. 

25Apr

Gold Standard appoints Margaret N. Kim as CEO

Kim joins Gold Standard from her most recent post as the Head of Green Climate Fund Liaison in the Office of Director-General for the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), where she previously was Head of Strategy & Integration. Kim has also held leadership roles in the private sector, including as General Manager, Sales, Strategy and Business Development for a leading biotechnology company.