UPDATED 24 February 2023

Sustainable Development under Article 6 – An assessment of sustainable development provisions in Article 6 pilot activities

Sustainable development is mentioned multiple times in the Article 6 text - a win for climate justice - yet without detailed guidance, it risks becoming an empty promise.


As part of the Sustainable Development Initiative, Gold Standard has prepared this paper focused on the inclusion of sustainable development within Article 6 cooperation:

This paper assesses the incorporation of sustainable development provisions into the design of two pilot activities to inform early development of activities under Article 6. It also tests the applicability of tools + guidance, such as the SDI Good Practice Guidance.

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