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13Apr

Definining A Corporate Climate Finance Commitment

This guide, "Definining A Corporate Climate Finance Commitment" focuses on the third pillar, “Finance the global transition to a zero-carbon, resilient economy.” It presents the rationale and guidance for business to engage in climate finance in the era of the Paris Agreement, which builds on the market instruments many companies have used to drive decarbonisation beyond their own borders.

19Sep

Gold Standard Annual Report 2015: A watershed moment for sustainable development

Our 2015 Annual Report reviews the impact we've made throughout the year, and we're proud of all our achievements. 

18Aug

ICS methodology guidebook + energy factsheet

In an effort to improve accessibility and streamline our processes for project developers, we are pleased to release the Gold Standard Improved Cookstove (ICS) Methodology Guidebook>>. Developed in partnership with the Fundación Natura Colombia (FNC), this guidebook aims to assist project developers in evaluating and choosing the methodology that is best suited to their cookstove projects.
 

09Feb

Barriers and solutions to climate investment for cities

A new Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL) White Paper by CDP identifies these main barriers and offers new insights into the solutions, making an important step in linking cities with investors.

Extensive research has been carried out among city representatives, investors and other stakeholders, providing a detailed outline on improving access to climate finance for cities and offering bankable climate projects to investors.

Key findings include:

15Dec

Our new double-counting guidelines

We have updated our rules on double counting of emissions reductions. Double Counting is a risk that occurs where a Gold Standard carbon credit is issued from a project in a host country that engages in emissions trading (domestically or internationally). In these conditions it is possible that in addition to the claim on the Gold Standard credit a second unit is also inadvertently claimed by the host country or second buyer. This risk undermines the credibility of both the Gold Standard credit and the host country (or international) accounting.

10Apr

Financing Cities of the Future: Tools to Scale-up Clean Urban Development

How do we prepare cites for the tremendous pressure that they will undoubtedly face in the coming decades? More importantly, how to we mitigate the stress on critical resources like energy and water before cities around the world reach a crisis?

To proactively tackle these issues, The Gold Standard completed a study that launches the first-ever financing framework designed to inject the billions of dollars needed to scale-up clean technology and pro-poor development in cities around the globe.