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17Feb

Gold Standard Conference 2016: Grow to Zero

Zero is a big number. Zero poverty or hunger. Zero net GHG emissions.
Zero net deforestation. Zero biodiversity loss.

How do we get to zero?
More critically, how do we sustain growth along the way?

14Mar

Coop: A leader in climate action

Gold Standard: Can you give us an overview of Coop’s climate strategy?
Annina Böhlen: From production and transport through to the sales outlet, Coop makes a conscious effort to use energy carefully to protect the climate.
 
In 2008, Coop drew up its “CO2-neutral by 2023” vision.
14Mar

Achieving net positive impact using the SDGs

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are one of the biggest trends in sustainability, attracting interest across the spectrum, including the private sector. They include 17 goals and 169 targets, reflecting a comprehensive summary of the challenges our society faces that we must address in order to create a more equitable and sustainable world.
14Mar

The role of voluntary carbon offsetting in a post-Paris world

A couple of months ago, the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement was in the headlines of every major news outlet around the world. The Paris Agreement represents a major landmark, not only because of its significance as the first truly global climate treaty, but also because of the unprecedented mobilization of state and non-state actors in creating the right conditions to facilitate the adoption of a text that was agreed to by over 190 countries.
 
This unprecedented mobilization is tangible at every level.
22Apr

Gold Standard 2016: Grow to Zero Presentations

Day 1 - Policy developments + implications for activities on the ground

Welcome remarks