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02Dec

REPORT: Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action - 2019 State and Trends

In this second edition, CLI takes stock of the current state and trends of using blockchain technology for climate action, including emerging success stories, bottlenecks and crunch issues regarding digitizing MRV.

We are grateful to our sponsors the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and EIT Climate-KIC and to the diverse range of authors and interview partners who have contributed their vision and real-world learnings. As the findings show, the technologies are developing fast and innovative businesses are being tested in tangible use phases.

06Dec

REPORT: Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action

An international team of authors with a diverse set of experiences and insights has produced a seminal report on blockchain/Digital Ledger Technology (DLT) for policymakers, Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action>>

The main benefits of blockchain technology are rooted in three main characteristics:

24Aug

The Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Development

Gold Standard is part of the Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI), which aims to explore Party and other stakeholder views on options to implement the sustainable development provisions for Article 6. The recommendations put forward by the SDI draw from a series of workshops with Parties and other stakeholders held under Chatham House rules since July 2017.

13Apr

Defining A Corporate Climate Finance Commitment

This guide, "Defining A Corporate Climate Finance Commitment" focuses on the third pillar, “Finance the global transition to a zero-carbon, resilient economy.” It presents the rationale and guidance for business to engage in climate finance in the era of the Paris Agreement, which builds on the market instruments many companies have used to drive decarbonisation beyond their own borders.

13Apr

Corporate Climate Stewardship Guidelines

Gold Standard has published “Corporate Climate Stewardship: Guidelines for best practice climate action” with CDP and WWF to help companies set ambitious strategies in the era of the Paris Agreement. Four key pillars to climate stewardship are highlighted:

14Feb

“Business and the SDGs: Best practices to seize opportunity and maximise credibility” report released by Gold Standard and WWF Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland, 15 February 2018. Gold Standard and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) Switzerland have published a report, Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Best practices to seize opportunity and maximise credibility to help the private sector define and deliver against ambitious strategies to help the world meet the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

30May

A New Paradigm for Voluntary Climate Action: ‘Reduce Within, Finance Beyond’

With commitments under the Paris Agreement falling short of what is needed to keep global temperature rises well below 2°C, there is a critical need for voluntary climate action to bridge the gap.  

09Feb

Barriers and solutions to climate investment for cities

A new Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL) White Paper by CDP identifies these main barriers and offers new insights into the solutions, making an important step in linking cities with investors.

Extensive research has been carried out among city representatives, investors and other stakeholders, providing a detailed outline on improving access to climate finance for cities and offering bankable climate projects to investors.

Key findings include: