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27Nov

MRV Report on Pilot Projects, Roadmap and Resources

The pilots aimed to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of digital technologies in enhancing or replacing traditional MRV services in waste management projects. Key outcomes include the successful deployment of Digital MRV software, capacity building among participants, involvement of Dell Technologies, and the creation of a guide for future Digital MRV pilots.

27Nov

Digital Assets in the Carbon Market: Maximising impact while minimising risk

The report, based on extensive consultation within the Working Group on Digital Assets for Climate Impact and across the market, highlights four areas where the use of blockchain could enable a step-change from current market practices, including for project pre-financing, information management and innovations in carbon credit transactions.

27Nov

Report on recommendations for iterative infrastructure for climate markets

Tackling key issues such as antiquated manual processes and inefficiencies in methodology certification, the report advocates for the integration of digital MRV solutions with carbon registries via open infrastructure and APIs. Highlighting the importance of collaboration and open development, the report offers practical recommendations and architectural guidelines to foster a more efficient, transparent, and scalable climate market ecosystem.

19May

Implementing Article 6 - An Overview of Preparations in Selected Countries

With this in mind, we are pleased to share a new report presenting information on the latest status of Article 6 preparations in 20 countries as of April 2023. The countries studied are among the most important past suppliers of carbon credits, and most host significant numbers of certified Gold Standard activities. The detailed factsheets summarise preparations in each featured country, showing that preparations to implement Article 6 are progressing in a wide variety of countries, with a significant geographical diversity.

17May

Supporting authorisations under article 6 of the Paris agreement

Supporting authorisations under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: Lessons learned and key considerations

With the Article 6 rulebook still relatively fresh, there has to date been only limited practical experience in the process of project developers seeking an authorisation from a host country. While there are some similarities to the now-familiar process of seeking approval under the Clean Development Mechanism, much is now different.

14Jun

Report: Valuating the benefits of improved cooking solutions

Gold Standard has published a research study by Vivid Economics that estimates the economic value of Gold Standard-certified project benefits related to climate, health, ecosystem protection, economic opportunity, poverty reduction and other development outcomes from its improved cooking solutions project portfolio.

26Sep

Market Assessment: Funding short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) reductions and other Sustainable Development Goal impacts linked to clean cooking and heating.

With the Paris Climate Agreement and the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Climate & Clean Air Coalition, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and Gold Standard identified the need to investigate how the multiple SDG impacts of clean cooking and heating technologies—from SLCP reductions to improved health to advances in gender equality—could be packaged and brought to market for funders to drive finance to projects on the ground.

10Apr

Financing Cities of the Future: Tools to Scale-up Clean Urban Development

How do we prepare cites for the tremendous pressure that they will undoubtedly face in the coming decades? More importantly, how to we mitigate the stress on critical resources like energy and water before cities around the world reach a crisis?

To proactively tackle these issues, The Gold Standard completed a study that launches the first-ever financing framework designed to inject the billions of dollars needed to scale-up clean technology and pro-poor development in cities around the globe.