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/TONNEQori Q’oncha - improved cookstoves...Qori Q’oncha - distributing lifesaving cookstoves to vulnerable families in the rural regions of PeruREAD MORE$25.00 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 MORESolar Water Heating in IndiaThe Nuetech programme manufactures and distributes solar water heaters to Indian households and SMEs.READ MOREUpenergy's improved cookstove...Healthy cooking makes for healthy incomes – how this cookstove project is generating income opportunities for the local peopleREAD 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 MORETerraclear - Clean water access for...Enhancing clean water access for rural communities in LaosREAD MORE$15.00 USD/TONNEFAIRTRADE 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/TONNEAccess to clean water for communities...Saving forests and reducing illness by providing access to clean water for communities in UgandaREAD 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/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 MOREEfficient, 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/TONNEXuyong Household Biogas Gold Standard...Installing household biogas digesters to reduce methane emissions from animal manure and providing clean fuel for cooking.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 MOREImproved Cookstoves for Social and...First ever cookstove project to earn Gold Standard certification creates thriving market, ensuring lasting social and environmental impacts.READ MOREEnergy Efficient Cook Stoves for Siaya...Replacement of traditional fire pits with efficient cook stoves made from locally available materials.READ MORECambodia National Biodigester ProgrammeUsing biogas to create an indigenous, sustainable source of energy in Cambodia – reducing emissions + improving agricultural yieldsREAD MORE$24.00 USD/TONNECleaner, 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/TONNEBiogas 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 MOREImproved Cookstoves in Southern EthiopiaDistributing locally-made fuel efficient cookstoves for families in rural EthipoiaREAD 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 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 MOREEnergy efficient lightbulbs in...Reducing fossil fuel dependence by increasing energy efficiencyREAD MOREMyanmar Stoves CampaignImproving the lives of 140,000 people - saving much needed time + money, improving health and decreasing deforestation.READ MORE$15.00 USD/TONNESolar 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 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/TONNEChlorine Dispensers in UgandaChlorine dispensers: an innovative, low-cost approach to reduce water-borne diseases whilst contributing to forest and climate protectionREAD MORELAYA Paderu Energy efficient woodstovesThis cook-stove project in India promotes climate protection, pro-poor growth and improved community health.READ MOREStoves 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 MOREUtsil Naj - healthy homes for MexicoAddressing climate change whilst improving living conditions for the most vulnerable populations in Guatemala.READ MORE$30.00 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 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/TONNEUtsil Naj - healthy homes for GuatemalaAddressing climate change whilst improving living conditions for the most vulnerable populations in Guatemala.READ MORE$25.00 USD/TONNESolar 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/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$15.00 USD/TONNECleaner and Safer Stoves in MalawiAffordable and accessible energy that is encouraging school attendance for children in MalawiREAD MORE$15.00 USD/TONNEThe 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 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/TONNEUtsil 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 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 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 MORELow-Smoke Stoves Project, DarfurThis clean cooking project in Darfur helps deliver health and economic benefits to households in the strife-torn region.READ MORE