We are seeking inputs and feedback on our proposed new guideline for dealing with Double Counting risks concerning GS VERS. These risks occur in countries or regions where a regulated carbon cap and trade or carbon tax system is in operation and where these may inadvertently monetise the same reduced emission a second time.
Gold Standard is seeking to update its existing rule under the Energy and Waste Scope and formalise this across all projects seeking to issue GS VERs. The guideline is intended to allow a degree of flexibility to project developers in their approach but also to be robust, rigorous and to protect the integrity of the Gold Standard and its products.
You can track comments and feedback in the attached word document or directly send an email to Owen Hewlett. All inputs and submissions need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.