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23Feb

COMMENT: We’re still in – let’s align the voluntary carbon market with Paris rather than play by our own rules

On Jan. 27, the Taskforce for Scaling the Voluntary Carbon Market published a blueprint to drive a 15-fold increase in the voluntary market by 2030. The next day, the Science Based Targets Initiative consulted on a framework for companies to bring their emissions down in line with a 1.5C trajectory, and how the voluntary carbon market can be used along the way. Both, in their own way, sketch out the outlines of a new framework for voluntary action.

17Feb

PRESS RELEASE: Gold Standard seeks input on plans to align voluntary carbon market with Paris Agreement and ensure integrity as market seeks to scale

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 18 February 2021: As the voluntary carbon market is at a crossroads with rapid growth and international policy changes, Gold Standard today proposes new measures to ensure integrity principles as the market scales.

27Feb

Post 2020 voluntary carbon market principles

A new context
Markets have evolved since the Kyoto Protocol. Science now tells us how we need to decarbonise and by when. The Paris Agreement accordingly includes emission reduction targets for all countries, improving upon the binary nature of the Kyoto regime.

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.

29Jul

UN Climate Summit 2019 (COP25)

As announced by the UNFCCC Secretariat, COP 25 will now take place from 02-13 December in Madrid. Gold Standard will be there to participate in a broad range of events from envisioning the voluntary carbon market post-2020 to advocating for sustainable development in Article 6 and more broadly, to how digitalization and disruptive technologies can provide the greatest positive impact to climate action.

01Apr

Innovate4Climate

Gold Standard is participating in several side events at this year's Innovate4Climate to advocate for strong sustainable development provisions in market mechanisms and support policies and technologies to scale climate action to meet the ambition of the Paris Agreement.

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Carbon markets and the SDGs:
A critical role for sustainable development in Article 6 & beyond

Wednesday 05 June 2019 - 09:30-10:30 

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:

13Nov

Gold Standard at COP24

WEEK ONE:

BLOCKCHAIN FOR CORPORATE SUPPLY CHAINS
WWF Pavilion
Sunday 02 Dec 2018
15:00 - 16:30 

With the Climate Ledger Initiative and our partners at WWF, Gold Standard will present how blockchain and other disruptive technologies (e.g. Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence) can help mainstream sustainable supply chains and provide trusted, traceable impact data to investors and consumers.