As well as helping in the fight against climate change, every Gold Standard-certified project supports sustainable development and climate security. This page provides examples of some of our projects and the benefits they are delivering to local communities, from access to safe drinking water, protecting endangered species, improving health to creating local jobs and economic opportunities.
This page features some of our Gold Standard certified projects. For a full list of projects and detailed documentation please visit the Gold Standard Impact Registry. Those projects with a price included can be purchased through our website, for all other projects you can contact the project developer directly.
FAIRTRADE 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.READ MORE$19.00 USD/TONNESidrap Wind Farm Project, IndonesiaA wind farm project providing renewable power to 70,000 Indonesian homesREAD MORE$15.00 USD/TONNEWastewater treatment in ThailandThai wastewater treatment project generates sustainable energy, improves local air pollution and produces social benefits.READ MOREThe Gyapa Cookstoves ProjectOver 820,000 fuel-efficient stoves sold, 100% made in Ghana by 300+ artisans, reducing fuel costs by 1/2 for poor families.READ MORELAYA Paderu Energy efficient woodstovesThis cook-stove project in India promotes climate protection, pro-poor growth and improved community health.READ MORESustainable afforestation in TogoPROJECT TOGO uses afforestation as a lever for sustainable development and improving the lives of local communities.READ MOREDora II Geothermal Energy Project,...These geothermal power plants generate emission free electricity helping Turkey meet its growing energy demands in a clean and sustainable wREAD MOREUse of bio-slurry as fertilizer...Creating a sustainable future: Reducing the dependency on firewood, fossil fuels and expensive fertilizers, whilst improving soils and cropREAD MOREThe Treadle Pumps ProjectThe Treadle Pumps Project is helping to tackle climate change and empower small holder farmers in India to work their way out of poverty.READ MOREArBolivia IIArBolivia II was designed to be very different to most sustainable forestry projects, with the welfare of farmers at the heart of what we doREAD MOREVegachi reforestation with native...This reforestation project in the Northern Colombian foothills focuses on in situ conservation of endan- gered species and restoring degradeREAD MOREBalsas Renewable Energy ProjectThis project alleviates deforestation, avoids greenhouse gas emissions, promotes a sustainable supply chain and improves working conditions.READ MOREUtsil Naj - healthy homes for MexicoAddressing climate change whilst improving living conditions for the most vulnerable populations in Guatemala.READ MORE$30.00 USD/TONNESustainable Sugarcane Initiative - AgSriThe sustainable sugarcane initiative proves that less is more – using simple innovations to save up to 90% of water during germinationREAD MOREZANBAL AgroforestryWith Zanbal, farmers in the Sahel are provided the opportunity to boost agricultural production and improve their livelihoods.READ MOREUpenergy's improved cookstove...Healthy cooking makes for healthy incomes – how this cookstove project is generating income opportunities for the local peopleREAD MORESafe Water Access in RwandaThis project rehabilitates broken boreholes providing families with clean drinking water, and removes the need to boil water to purify it.READ MORE$12.00 USD/TONNEKenya Biogas ProgrammeCooking on biogas is fast and smokeless, improving health among women + children. This project also improves crop yields + increases income.READ MORE$24.00 USD/TONNEChlorine Dispensers in UgandaChlorine dispensers: an innovative, low-cost approach to reduce water-borne diseases whilst contributing to forest and climate protectionREAD MOREEnergy Efficient Cook Stoves for Siaya...Replacement of traditional fire pits with efficient cook stoves made from locally available materials.READ MOREHydroelectric project in rural BoliviaMicro-scale hydropower project generating development benefits to a region struggling to overcome poverty and unemployment.READ MORE100 MW Wind Power Project at Anantapur...Generating over 215 GWh of clean energy and positively impact the lives of local communitiesREAD MORE$10.00 USD/TONNECeará Renewable Energy Project, BrazilStriking out at deforestation: Promoting a more sustainable supply chain whilst improving livelihoods of employees and local communities.READ MORE$11.00 USD/TONNEClean hydropower from Dak Pone in...Vietnamese hydropower project produces clean energy, which is used for irrigation and water distribution purposes.READ MOREImproved cookstoves in GuineaThese locally made cookstoves need less wood - saving time, money and the forests - and emit less smoke for better healthREAD MORE$20.00 USD/TONNEClean Water Access in IndiaWaterHealth is bringing scalable, safe and affordable water solutions to millions of people. copy goes here.READ MOREEmission Reductions from PET Recycling...Giving waste new life through recycling, saving emissions and creating value for nature, the economy, and society.READ MORE$47.00 USD/TONNEChangbin and Taichung wind power, TaiwanTwo pioneer wind parks promote renewable energy generation in Taiwan, a country that still depends heavily on fossil fuels.READ MOREBiogas plant in TurkeyIncreasing supply chain efficiencyREAD MORESolar Water Heating in IndiaThe Nuetech programme manufactures and distributes solar water heaters to Indian households and SMEs.READ MOREImproved Cook Stoves - helping refugees...Efficient cook stoves are distributed to private households and in refugee camps to reduce wood consumption, deforestation and GHG-EmissionsREAD MORE100.5 MW Wind Project in India by...Wind project in India focusing on sustainable development of the local community.READ MORE$12.00 USD/TONNEWind power in Costa RicaThis wind farm is operated by a local cooperative with outstanding stakeholder involvement providing clean energy to rural communities.READ MOREProny and Kafeate Windfarms, New...Rich in wind resources; New Caledonia is reducing its dependency on fossil fuels whilst providing socio-economic benefits for communitiesREAD MORETerraclear - Clean water access for...Enhancing clean water access for rural communities in LaosREAD MORE$15.00 USD/TONNEImproved Cookstoves in Southern EthiopiaDistributing locally-made fuel efficient cookstoves for families in rural EthipoiaREAD MOREUtsil Naj - healthy homes for all in...Addressing climate change in the “Dry Corridor” of Honduras by promoting community-based sustainable solutions.READ MORE$35.00 USD/TONNEReducing Deforestation and Health...High quality, efficient, affordable cookstoves that reduce GHG emissions, deforestation and energy costs, whilst improving health.READ MOREImproved Cookstoves for Social and...First ever cookstove project to earn Gold Standard certification creates thriving market, ensuring lasting social and environmental impacts.READ MORESaving the Bengal Tiger through the...By distributing efficient stoves, GHG are reduced, local income is generated and the mangrove forest, home of the Bengal Tiger is protected.READ MOREMyanmar Stoves CampaignImproving the lives of 140,000 people - saving much needed time + money, improving health and decreasing deforestation.READ MORE$15.00 USD/TONNEClean hydropower from Dak Pone in...Vietnamese hydropower project produces clean energy, which is used for irrigation and water distribution purposes.READ MORESolar Cooking for Refugee Families in...Bringing peace, safety, health and empowerment to thousands of refugee families from Darfur through the use of solar cookers.READ MORE$15.00 USD/TONNEYarra Yarra Biodiversity ProjectYarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor – capturing 1.257 million tonnes of carbon in a region where over 90% of forests have been clearedREAD MORE$30.00 USD/TONNE6MW Solar Power Project by Arhyama...First Solar Power Project of Andhra Pradesh State of India, helps improve the energy mix for India.READ MORE$12.00 USD/TONNEAdana Landfill Waste Management Project...The project implements state-of-the-art waste to energy technologies and improves the lives of the poor who depended on street garbage.READ MOREBaumInvest Mixed Reforestation in Costa...Reforestation project combining quality standards of a forest carbon offset project with multiple ecological and socio-economic benefitsREAD MORE$29.00 USD/TONNE22.5 MW Wind Power Project in Rajasthan...Wind project in India focusing on sustainable development for the local communityREAD MORE$15.00 USD/TONNEWithOneSeed Timor-Leste Community...Working with subsistence farmers in Timor-Leste to replant their forests, improve livelihoods and build their economies to help our climateREAD MORE$18.00 USD/TONNEEthiopian Forest Regeneration...The regeneration and new establishment of forests on Mount Damota contributes to a sustainable income for rural communities.READ MORE$18.00 USD/TONNECleaner and Safer Stoves in MalawiAffordable and accessible energy that is encouraging school attendance for children in MalawiREAD MORE$15.00 USD/TONNE20 MW Biomass Power Project in...Biomass project delivering benefits to societyREAD MORE$11.00 USD/TONNEEnergy efficient lightbulbs in...Reducing fossil fuel dependence by increasing energy efficiencyREAD MORE50MW Godawari Green Energy Limited...Solar thermal project promoting renewable energy and delivering benefits to society.READ MOREImproved cookstoves in Maputo city,...5,000 improved stoves are enabling families to use less charcoal, save money and improve air quality in their homes.READ MORESolar and efficient stoves in MadagascarLocally produced clay stoves in a metal sleeve and solar cookers are being sold in Madagascar accompanied with an environmental training.READ MORESafe Water Security Programme in Rural...Eradicating water-borne disease and building a better future for 2 billion peopleREAD MOREYuntdag Wind Farm, Turkey (First...The 17 turbines of the Yuntdag Wind Farm can supply more than 80,000 average households with clean and sustainable electricity.READ MOREWind Energy Project in Gujarat, IndiaWind power project delivering sustainable development across 5000+ households in the state of Gujarat, India.READ MOREMore Efficient Cooking and Heating in...Using agricultural waste to heat and cook in the home, this project displaces the need for coal and helps people gain access to energy.READ MORE$15.00 USD/TONNESichuan Rural Poor-Household Biogas PoAProviding up to one million poor farmer households with clean biogas and avoiding 20 million tons of GHG emissions.READ MORECleaner, Safer Water in CambodiaHydrologic’s purifiers have provided nearly two million Cambodians with safe drinking water–improving health and helping the environment.READ MORE$12.00 USD/TONNEStoves for Life: Energy Efficient Cook...Less deforestation of the rainforest due to efficient cook stoves in one of the densest populated rural regions of the world.READ MORETuzla 7.5 MW Geothermal Power Plant,...The Tuzla Geothermal Power Plant feeds renewable into the Turkish grid.READ MOREKayaduzu wind power plant, TurkeyThe Kayaduzu wind power plant: Feeding renewable electricity into the Turkish energy gridREAD MOREBetulia Hydroelectric Project in...Providing rural electrification to local communities and renewable energy to the national grid.READ MORE$23.00 USD/TONNEEfficient, Clean Cooking for Mozambican...Helping low income households to tackle indoor air pollution, reduce poverty and access affordable, clean energy.READ MORE$18.00 USD/TONNEThe Nicaforest High Impact...Combining reforestation on degraded land for sustainable timber production, sequestration of CO2 and protection of native forests + animalsREAD MORE$39.00 USD/TONNEUtsil Naj - healthy homes for GuatemalaAddressing climate change whilst improving living conditions for the most vulnerable populations in Guatemala.READ MORE$25.00 USD/TONNELow-Smoke Stoves Project, DarfurThis clean cooking project in Darfur helps deliver health and economic benefits to households in the strife-torn region.READ MORE$15.00 USD/TONNEGenerating renewable energy in TurkeyInvesting in wind power to generate renewable electricity in TurkeyREAD MOREFairtrade Project: Cookstoves for...This Fairtrade certified project is distributing 40,000 cookstoves to coffee farmers, reducing wood consumption and CO2 emissions by 40%READ MORE$22.00 USD/TONNECambodia National Biodigester ProgrammeUsing biogas to create an indigenous, sustainable source of energy in Cambodia – reducing emissions + improving agricultural yieldsREAD MORE$24.00 USD/TONNEBorehole project “Ease Water Madagascar”Installation of the solar-powered water systems ensuring safe drinking water for domestic use and for irrigation of agricultural lands in MaREAD MOREProyecto Mirador Enhanced Distribution...Rural families provide materials, not cash, to help Mirador build stoves in their homes that provide 10 times the stove cost in benefits.READ MOREBiomass Energy Conservation Project,...Empowering women to be leaders in local climate change activities through the management, production and marketing of cookstoves.READ MOREXinyang Landfill Gas Recovery ProjectThis project recovers and destroys landfill gas from a landfill site in Henan province (China) to produce electricity. goes here.READ MOREPlanting Biodiverse Forests in PanamaRe-transforming degraded pastureland into ecological sound forests that offer a safe haven for native animalsREAD MORE$18.00 USD/TONNEIndia Biogas (First Climate)The project provides more than 4,000 households with small biogas plants to utilize sustainable energy from domestic animal excrement.READ MOREBiogas Program: Creating Clean Energy...The Biogas Program has brought clean energy and manure management solutions 750,000 Vietnamese – and this continues to grow by the day.READ MOREQori Q’oncha - improved cookstoves...Qori Q’oncha - distributing lifesaving cookstoves to vulnerable families in the rural regions of PeruREAD MORE$25.00 USD/TONNEAccess to clean water for communities...Saving forests and reducing illness by providing access to clean water for communities in UgandaREAD MOREHawaiian Legacy Hardwoods reforestation...Restoring native forests and helping local communitiesREAD MORERenewable Wind Power generation for...Generating clean, renewably energy with wind power in IndiaREAD MOREFAIRTRADE 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.READ MORE$22.00 USD/TONNECleaner Cook Stoves in RwandaThe project supplies locally made, improved cook stoves to families, so that they can cook with less fuel, effort and smoke in their homes.READ MORE