Biodiversity Impact Units Market Assessment

These developments all share a common objective: securing funding for biodiversity impact measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV), in response to the urgent biodiversity crisis facing our planet. However, the range of options, makes navigating best practice quite complicated. To address this Gold Standard has commissioned Anthesis to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the global landscape surrounding biodiversity credits and claims, delving into critical questions such as:


Africa can harness the global carbon markets to advance climate and development goals

Projects that issue carbon credits are already making a difference. Independent shared value calculations show that Gold Standard accredited projects have led to $16bn worth of co-benefit when you consider factors like biodiversity, employment, livelihood and health impacts.


From Paper to Pixels: Consultation on Developing Digital Infrastructure and APIs for the Carbon Market

The Open Collaboration, led by Gold Standard, the IOTA Foundation and ClimateCHECK have today released a new consultation seeking views on proposed recommendations for enabling interoperability and transparency for projects seeking certification for the creation of carbon credits. The consultation, led by the IOTA Foundation as part of the "Digital Infrastructure and APIs" working group, aims to identify initial areas of digital infrastructure for standardisation and establish initial public facing API recommendations for carbon market stakeholders.


Powering the Future: New Methodology Concept for Early Phase-out of Coal Plants and a Just Transition to Renewable Energy Generation

Coal-fired power plants are one of the major sources of base power supply globally, but also the largest source of GHG emissions. Transforming such an industry can seem insurmountable. According to Decommissioning US Power Plants, the mean cost to retire a coal-fired plant was $117,000 per mega Watt and up to $466,000, requiring millions of dollars to prematurely close plants. But viable solutions have been mapped out.


Tokenisation consultation feedback and next steps for Gold Standard

In March 2023, Gold Standard will initiate a readiness phase of a new model for digital asset creation, integrated with the Gold Standard Registry. In this phase, Gold Standard will conduct structured consultations with invited organisations from Web3 and other sectors, to assess the suitability and completeness of potential new guidelines for the creation of digital assets, as well as engagement on the development of enabling software.


Post-COP27 Reflections

Gold Standard works with Project Developers, Governments, Corporates, and Investors to raise their ambition to achieve climate security and sustainable development for all.

Article 6: Paper with EY Law on the Right to Use Carbon Credits, and Impact Registry Updates

New Impact Registry Functionality

Gold Standard has introduced new functionality into its Impact Registry, which will enable its carbon credits to be labelled as authorised and correspondingly adjusted under Article 6. This is an important milestone, which will enable project developers, buyers and other users to distinguish Article 6-authorised credits in the registry, as well as underpinning the transparent and robust implementation of Article 6.


A new framework for furthering emission reductions whilst adapting to a warming world

Despite continued efforts to meet mitigation goals of less than 2 degrees celcius above pre-industrial levels, the world is experiencing significant societal and infrastructure losses and will continue to do so for decades to come. Unless countries and communities start adapting to the effects of global warming – alongside continuing mitigation efforts - the damage caused by climate-related disasters may reach trillions of dollars.


Previewing COP 27 with Yvo de Boer, President the Gold Standard

Gold Standard: You’ve been to 24 COP summits. What is unique about the current time? What do you hope to see from this COP?

Yvo de Boer: Let me begin with the positive part of the answer to this question. This CoP really represents a unique opportunity to show progress on three fronts, two of them related.