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Gold Standard Values

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For more than a decade, Gold Standard has shown how climate finance can achieve its highest potential. Now, we’re pushing this further, creating innovative new programmes and tools that can be integrated to deliver impacts at a greater scale.

PIONEERING

We will build upon our reputation for quality and rigour with more robust measurement of outcomes and deeper impact across the Sustainable Development Goals.

RIGOROUS

To realize our ambitious vision, we will join forces with strategic partners who share our goals and complement our strengths.

COLLABORATIVE

We were established to bring confidence, trust, and accountability to carbon markets. We will continue to take strides to improve transparency in our own processes and the broader market.

TRANSPARENT

Gold Standard Principles

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All our projects contribute to climate security and sustainable development. They adhere to the following principles to maximise project performance:

CLIMATE SECURITY + SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT is core to all projects
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CLIMATE + DEVELOPMENT

Rigorous social, economic, environmental + ecological SAFEGUARDIG PRINCIPLES
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SAFEGUARDING PRINCIPLES

HOLISTIC DESIGN to manage tradeoffs
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HOLISTIC DESIGN

Involve ALL relevant STAKEHOLDERS
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STAKEHOLDER INCLUSIVITY

Demonstration of real outcomes towards MULTIPLE SDGs (Climate Security SDG 13 + two additional SDGs)
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MULTIPLE SDGs

Follow BEST PRACTICE standards development
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BEST PRACTICE

Financial ADDITIONALITY + ongoing financial need

ADDITIONALITY

Use enhanced TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, including Gold Standard IQ tm
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TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Project Certification Process

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Gold Standard for the Global Goals is known as the benchmark standard for climate + development interventions because of its rigourous approach that requires local stakeholder inclusivity, adherence to social and environmental safeguards, and continuous monitoring, reporting and verification of impact. 

PROJECT INCEPTION

PROJECT INCEPTION

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STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

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PROJECT SUBMISSION

PROJECT SUBMISSION

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PROJECT VALIDATION

PROJECT VALIDATION

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PROJECT DESIGN CERTIFICATION

PROJECT DESIGN CERTIFICATION

 

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PROJECT MONITORING

PROJECT MONITORING

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GOLD STANDARD PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATION (verification)
PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATION
 

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REPORT (annually)

REPORT

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