for climate security and sustainable development

Gold Standard for the Global Goals is a standard that sets requirements to design projects for maximum positive impact in climate and development -- and to measure and report outcomes in the most credible and efficient way.

Gold Standard for the Global Goals customises safeguards, requirements, and methodologies to measure and verify impact based on the activity type and developers' objectives.

It applies to a wide range of users, from climate protection projects seeking to issue carbon credits to corporate supply chain interventions and impact investment portfolios looking for the most credible claims for their impact reporting--achieved in the simplest way possible.

Project ambition and design Strong governance and continuous improvement Robust MRV Credible issuance and management of claims

Gold Standard partners with SustainCERT to streamline monitoring, reporting and verification with a goal of digitising the certification process by 2020. We're introducing new IT systems to improve impact data quality, reduce the time and costs of project development and certification, and enhance developers' ability to communicate about project impact and connect with funders. 


Digital project design customises relevant requirements and methodologies 

Design certification is facilitated by the SustainCERT application  

Remote sensors, satellite imagery and other technologies streamline project monitoring

Blockchain and other emerging technologies automate real-time impact certification where applicable 

A transparent Impact Registry enables dynamic impact reporting and will connect projects directly with funders