Digital Assets in the Carbon Market: Maximising impact while minimising risk

The report, based on extensive consultation within the Working Group on Digital Assets for Climate Impact and across the market, highlights four areas where the use of blockchain could enable a step-change from current market practices, including for project pre-financing, information management and innovations in carbon credit transactions.


Report on recommendations for iterative infrastructure for climate markets

Tackling key issues such as antiquated manual processes and inefficiencies in methodology certification, the report advocates for the integration of digital MRV solutions with carbon registries via open infrastructure and APIs. Highlighting the importance of collaboration and open development, the report offers practical recommendations and architectural guidelines to foster a more efficient, transparent, and scalable climate market ecosystem.


Implementing Article 6 - An Overview of Preparations in Selected Countries

With this in mind, we are pleased to share a new report presenting information on the latest status of Article 6 preparations in 20 countries as of April 2023. The countries studied are among the most important past suppliers of carbon credits, and most host significant numbers of certified Gold Standard activities. The detailed factsheets summarise preparations in each featured country, showing that preparations to implement Article 6 are progressing in a wide variety of countries, with a significant geographical diversity.


Supporting authorisations under article 6 of the Paris agreement

Supporting authorisations under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: Lessons learned and key considerations

With the Article 6 rulebook still relatively fresh, there has to date been only limited practical experience in the process of project developers seeking an authorisation from a host country. While there are some similarities to the now-familiar process of seeking approval under the Clean Development Mechanism, much is now different.


Good Practice Principles and Guidance for Activities within Cooperative Approaches under Article 6.2

This paper outlines fourteen principles that can underpin high-quality baseline-and-crediting activities under Article 6.2, filling in some of the ‘blank space’ left by Article 6.2 guidance adopted at COP26.



Additionality under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement

This paper considers how the context for additionality has evolved with the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and principles that can underpin robust approaches to additionality in the post-2020 era.



Open Collaboration on Next Generation Digital Solutions for MRV

The consortium will begin development of core system elements in Q1 2022, including innovative solutions for MRV, data integrity, standards and related governance. Stakeholder participation will be a fundamental part of the process to ensure climate action can scale at the magnitude required, that access is equitable, and to safeguard the credibility of system inputs and outputs.

This three-part paper includes the vision, recent achievements, and use cases for Next Generation Digital Solutions for MRV.


Article 6 in Mongolia

This report was written to inform the Government of Mongolia on the considerations and opportunities for accessing international carbon finance under Article 6.

The guidance and recommendations in the report on the fundamentals of accessing international carbon finance under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement are relevant for other host governments and market stakeholders.


Women / Energy / Climate

In partnership with Instituto Perene, Gold Standard has launched a new policy paper that shows how addressing SDG 5 to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” can catalyse the achievement of many other Sustainable Development Goals.