UPDATED 07 July 2023

Gold Standard Market Report 2018

We’ve published our latest Gold Standard Market Report 2018, providing market data for 2018, including an overview of our project pipeline, our issuance and retirement figures and how our Standard has performed year-on-year.


We saw record high issuances in 2018, with 19.5 million emission reductions being issued from 44 different countries: 16.8 million voluntary Verified Emission Reductions (56% increase over 2017) and 2.7 million labelled Certified Emission Reductions for the compliance market.

Growth primarily from wind, cookstove and one large biogas project.

2018 also saw record high voluntary retirements with 9.4 million verified emission reductions retired from our registry – a 19% increase over 2017.

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