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09Jul

PRESS RELEASE: New Cell Press environmental change and sustainability journal partners with Gold Standard to offset carbon emissions

One Earth, a forthcoming journal for high-quality research that seeks to understand and address today’s environmental grand challenges, has partnered with Gold Standard, a standards body that certifies initiatives that support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Together, they will offset three tons of carbon emissions for every research paper the journal publishes. The first issue of One Earth, from publisher Cell Press, will appear online on September 20, 2019. 

26Sep

CHANGE IN ALTITUDE: In post-Paris world, aviation industry seeks sustainable growth

This marks a turning point in the fight against climate change. On the heels of these developments, the aviation industry does not intend to be left behind. Aviation is a fast-growing industry and accounts for 1.5% of global GHG emissions. According to the IPCC, this number could grow to as high as 15% by 2050 if urgent action isn’t undertaken.

22Apr

Gold Standard 2016: Grow to Zero Presentations

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

Welcome remarks

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.
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?

22Jan

COP21 Analysis

For Gold Standard, the Paris Climate Accord provides a good starting point for shaping the transition to a low-carbon economy. It is also a strong affirmation of the need for our work to increase the volume and effectiveness of funding for climate security and to help communities around the world develop sustainably.

07Dec

Gold Standard and Science Based Targets define critical role for carbon credits

Gold Standard has entered into a collaboration with the Science Based Targets Initiative to explore the role of businesses in financing additional emissions reductions outside of their own operations or supply chain. This provides further means for the private sector to accelerate global decarbonisation.

06Dec

Curbing carbon: cities and climate finance get connected

Cities now host half the world’s population and urbanisation will continue over the coming decades. ‘’Between 2010 and 2025, the global urban population will grow by 65 million people a year,’’ says LoCaL Programme Manager Victor Gancel. Cities, he says, are the nexus for climate action, both in terms of population and in terms of economic growth and social and technological innovation. Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL) was launched in 2015 by Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative.