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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.   

01Apr

Triple Bottom Line Investing (TBLI) Conference Europe

This event showcases the latest trends in ESG & Impact Investing. Marion Verles will participate in a session, "Critical of measurement: Does ESG analysis provide insights?" which explores whether ESG ratings are sufficiently reflecting real company sustainability performance.

01Apr

SBSTA (SB50)

Gold Standard and its partners in the Climate Ledger Initiative plan to co-host a side event with the government of Liechtenstein to explore how blockchain and other disruptive technologies can help improve data and reduce costs and complexity associated with robust climate action, featuring use cases and lessons learned. 

 

01Apr

Innovate4Climate

Gold Standard and its partners, the Sustainable Development Initiative and the Climate Ledger Initiative plan to host multiple side events and workshops at this year's Innovate4Climate to advocate for embed strong sustainable development provisions in market mechanisms and to leverage technology to scale high-impact climate action. More information to come.

01Apr

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition HLA

Gold Standard will host a workshop, "Carbon pricing: A virtuous circle in corporate climate strategies" at the CPLC High Level Assembly highlighting how multiple dimensions of voluntary carbon pricing can catalyse emission reductions within and among companies. It will feature several best practices for corporate climate leadership: Shadow pricing, internal carbon fees, direct investment in value chain emission reductions, and voluntary offsetting.

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.

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:

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.

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.