Key strategic initiatives support the development, deployment and scaling of the various applications of Gold Standard for the Global Goals. To learn more about these initiatives or to participate in programme working groups, consider becoming part of the Gold Standard platform>>
The standard maximises the positive impacts – and associated value – of assets in carbon markets and renewable energy markets to ensure environmental integrity and contributions to sustainable development. Projects certified under Gold Standard for the Global Goals can issue tradable products, including carbon credits – verified emission reductions (VERs) for voluntary carbon markets, labels for certified emission reductions (CERs) for compliance markets – labels for renewable energy products (e.g., International Renewable Energy Certificates, or I-RECs), and Water Benefit Certificates.
Results-based finance for development
VALUECHANGE: Corporate climate and SDG reporting
Large-scale climate and development
To support urgently-needed scaling up of climate and development action, the standard provides practical applications for sustainable urban development and infrastructure as well as fund-level certification and landscape approaches (both in development).