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03Apr

UN Climate Change Secretariat and Gold Standard Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goals

BONN, Germany, 4 April 2017.  The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and the Gold Standard today announced a collaboration to assist organizations, such as corporates, investors, regions, territories and cities, in setting sustainability targets and assessing the sustainable development impacts of their initiatives.

The partnership will build on the standard-setting experience of both organizations in the areas of   impact evaluation of climate and sustainable development (SD) actions.   

12Oct

PRESS RELEASE: New opportunity to fight climate change & transform lives with one click

Geneva, Switzerland, 11 October 2017.  For the first time, members of the public and small businesses can offset their emissions by purchasing carbon credits online from Gold Standard, an organisation established by WWF and other NGOs to maximise the positive impacts that climate protection projects deliver.

29May

Forests: Epicentre of natural and social capital

We intuitively know that forests are good. When I was a kid and I was told to go play outside, the forest was the most intriguing place to explore. Creating trails and forts, finding frogs, climbing trees. As an adult, I’ve deepened my appreciation for forests in hiking, cycling and snowshoeing through the wooded mountain terrain in my adopted home of Switzerland.

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/Data Ledger Technology (DLT) for policymakers, Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action>>

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

14Dec

Reducing climate impacts in cattle industry: New Value Change methodology

Ensuring global food security while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the most significant global challenges for sustainable development. Emissions from ruminants, especially dairy cows and beef cattle, play a central role in this field. According to FAO, livestock supply chains account for 7.1 GT CO2, equivalent to 14.5% of global anthropogenic GHG emissions. Cattle (beef, milk) are currently responsible for about two-thirds of that total, largely due to methane emissions resulting from rumen fermentation.