A higher standard
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 on a wide range of activities -- from climate protection projects seeking to issue carbon credits to corporate supply chain interventions to national or subnational programmes looking for the most credible claims for their impact reporting.
Strengthen environmental markets with more high-impact assets resulting in greater and higher quality supply and demand.
Increase action organisations take within and beyond their boundaries to shift to a Paris-compliant path.
Climate and development finance
Increase mobilisation of climate finance toward high integrity climate and development activities for national/subnational climate action.
Gold Standard for the Global Goals maximises positive impact
Gold Standard is ISEAL Code Compliant. Our system has been independently evaluated against ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice––a globally-recognised framework for effective, credible sustainability systems.
Digitising certification to lower costs + complexity
Gold Standard partners with SustainCERT to streamline monitoring, reporting and verification with a goal of digitising the certification process by 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