In early 2022 Gold Standard, with co-leads ClimateCHECK and IOTA Foundation, secured a grant from Google Charitable Giving to support the Open Collaboration. The Collaboration has launched multiple working groups to develop principles, knowledge products, and prototypes for transformative next-generation digital solutions to advance the state of Digital MRV and the carbon market infrastructure and ecosystem that support it. The work of the Collaboration includes recommendations about the use of distributed ledger technologies in the carbon markets. Collaboration outputs are public goods.
The focus of the Digital Infrastructure and Open APIs Working Group is to “connect the ecosystem of market participants while promoting trust, transparency, interoperability, and access”. In support of this focus, this public consultation seeks input on the draft outline of a model framework and related processes that could enable the carbon markets to operate more openly and efficiently.