Independent External Outcome and Impact Evaluation of the Gold Standard for the Global Goals Certification Program

The evaluation report covers: project objectives and evaluation scope, technical approach and methodology, findings and analysis of the intended and unintended outcomes from GS4GG certification, and findings and analysis of the Gold Standard’s influence and advocacy efforts.


CLI Report 2022

The fifth edition of our Navigating Report focuses on the role of digital approaches to scaling carbon markets and improving their environmental integrity.


Project developer output report

The last few years have seen significant change in the voluntary carbon market. Recent growth in activity and demand has created new opportunities but has also put additional pressure on already limited resources and capacity.

To fully understand what these current challenges and opportunities are and how we can better support our project developer community we convened a set of virtual roundtables and shared a survey to gather feedback and insight.


Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action - 2021 State and Trends

Blockchain technology grew in popularity once again in 2020 and 2021. Businesses from a multitude of industries are embracing new information technologies like the use of sensors, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things or remote sensing. They are seeking to improve the efficiency and trustworthiness of their business processes and to identify new business models.


Navigating Blockchain and Climate action 2020

The annual ‘Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action’ report is prepared by an international team of authors with a diverse set of experiences and insights to track progress according to latest research and use cases – supporting CLI’s role as an international knowledge platform to accelerate climate action through blockchain based innovations.

The launch webinar was recorded. Watch here.



COMMENT: WWF 'Blueprint for Corporate Action on Climate and Nature' Key takeaways for the voluntary carbon market

It is welcome, clarifying guidance and provides much-needed leadership for how to prioritise and implement various levers for change companies have at their disposal, helping companies focus their efforts for greatest integrity and impact.


SDI Assessment of Sustainable Development Approaches for use in Article 6 -

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This report is produced by the Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI) with the support from the governments of Belgium, Germany, Finland, Norway and Sweden.


Women / Energy / Climate

In partnership with Instituto Perene, Gold Standard has launched a new policy paper that shows how addressing SDG 5 to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” can catalyse the achievement of many other Sustainable Development Goals.


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:


Soil Carbon Guidance

Focusing first on the food & beverage sector, this Soil Guidance is aimed at any company with a Scope 3 emissions reduction target that seeks to account for interventions that impact total net Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) associated with purchased goods and services. It demonstrates how to quantify carbon sequestered in soil, a severely neglected source of carbon sinks and a linchpin in farmer productivity.