HOW CAN I MAKE A PURCHASE?
For individuals + small businesses:
Purchase online via the Gold Standard website
You can purchase credits from Gold Standard certified climate protection via our website. 80% of the proceeds go back to the project developers to help them maintain and expand their projects. The remaining 20% is used to cover VAT where applicable, variable PayPal and bank charges, and the administration costs for maintaining the platform and transparently retiring the credits.
Prices are set using the Fairtrade carbon credit pricing model as the minimum starting point and are adjusted upwards according to the size, complexity and added benefits delivered beyond simply reducing carbon.
The carbon credits you purchase are instantly and transparently retired in the Impact Registry. On completion of an order you receive an email confirmation from Gold Standard and a follow-up email with the purchase certificate and direct links to the credit retirements.
The Nicaforest High Impact...Combining reforestation on degraded land for sustainable timber production, sequestration of CO2 and protection of native forests + animalsOFFSET YOUR EMISSIONSUtsil Naj - healthy homes for GuatemalaAddressing climate change whilst improving living conditions for the most vulnerable populations in Guatemala.OFFSET YOUR EMISSIONS
Low-Smoke Stoves Project, DarfurThis clean cooking project in Darfur helps deliver health and economic benefits to households in the strife-torn region.OFFSET YOUR EMISSIONSFAIRTRADE PROJECT: Improved cookstoves...Cooking with a Chulika reduces wood use by two-thirds. This leads to less CO₂ emissions and harmful smoke, and more local forest.OFFSET YOUR EMISSIONS
Improved cookstoves in GuineaThese locally made cookstoves need less wood - saving time, money and the forests - and emit less smoke for better healthOFFSET YOUR EMISSIONSFAIRTRADE PROJECT: Clean cooking with...100% sustainable and clean cooking. Cooking on biogas is better for health, climate and environment and saves women time and money.OFFSET YOUR EMISSIONS
For larger purchases:
Direct from the project developers
The Gold Standard Impact Registry lists all the projects certified to Gold Standard. You can search and filter the projects that meet your strategic objectives and reach out to the project developers directly to make a purchase.
Use a carbon consultant or retailer
International carbon consultants and retailers provide advice and can assist you to quantify your carbon footprint and select the right offsets to meet your specific needs.
You can find a list of reputable carbon consultants and retailers at the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) website.
Remember to ask them how much of the money you pay goes directly to the project developer. You may also want to ask if the project developer reports on how it uses carbon credit income.