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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. 

11Sep

South Pole, ixo Foundation, and Gold Standard develop blockchain application for carbon credit tokenization

Zurich, Switzerland, 11 September 2018 - South Pole is partnering with the ixo Foundation, developer of the Blockchain for Impact, and Gold Standard, the benchmark standard for climate and development projects, to develop an application and impact tokens on the ixo protocol that will facilitate the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of data for compiling greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and originating carbon credits.

12Oct

New opportunity to fight climate change & transform lives with one click

Geneva, Switzerland, 11 October 2017.  For the first time, members of the public and small businesses can offset their emissions by purchasing carbon credits online from Gold Standard, an organisation established by WWF and other NGOs to maximise the positive impacts that climate protection projects deliver.

21Sep

Gold Standard Launches Label to Guarantee that Green Electricity Purchases Support New Renewable Electricity Generation and the SDGs

Geneva, Switzerland, 21 September 2017.  Gold Standard, the premium label for climate and development projects worldwide, has launched a new Renewable Energy Label to assure businesses, governments and other buyers of renewable electricity attribute certificates* that their purchase supports the expansion of renewable energy generation capacity and achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).