Gold Standard accepts all methodologies approved by the Clean Development Mechanism that meet our scope and eligibility criteria. In addition, projects can apply the following Gold Standard methodologies:
Please note that this methodology has recently been revised. You can view all the revisions here. Note also, the guidelines for carrying out a usage survey for projects implementing household water filtration technologies.
This is an annex to the methodology titled ‘Technologies and practices to displace decentralized thermal energy consumption’ (TPDDTEC) and must be used in conjunction with our existing rules and requirements. For more information>>
Sectoral Scopes for Gold Standard VER methodologies:
The CDM Accreditation Panel adopted a list of 15 CDM sectoral scopes based on the sectors and sources contained within Annex A of the Kyoto Protocol. Contracted DOEs for Gold Standard activities, are required to have accreditation by the CDM EB for the relevant scopes. The table above clarifies the scopes associated with the various Gold Standard Methodologies, thus helping to define what DOEs are eligible to validate/verify.
Archived GS VER Methodologies
These are no longer valid for new projects but may be relevant for older projects.