UPDATED 28 Jun 2023
Closed consultation

Renewable energy eligibility: Second consultation

  • CONSULTATION PERIOD 26 Jul 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
  • SCOPE ACTIVITY Climate ActionAffordable and Clean Energy

In 2018, Gold Standard began reassessing the role of carbon finance in supporting the transition to renewable energy to reflect market evolution and to ensure that funding goes to interventions most in need post-2020 when the Paris Agreement comes into force. 

Proposed new eligibility criteria would restrict renewable energy projects for carbon credits in middle and higher income countries and where higher capacity exists. In line with Gold Standard’s focus on supporting vulnerable communities, eligibility would continue for projects in least developing countries (LDCs) or in limited exceptions, for example, in conflict zones or where the renewable energy serves impoverished beneficiaries at preferential rates.

As any decisions regarding eligibility criteria have a significant effect on prospective project development, we are now opening a second round of consultation to provide further clarity and specificity on the proposals that came out of the first consultation. 

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