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06Apr

Supporting stakeholders through the coronavirus crisis

Our Technical Advisory Committee has approved measures that can be adopted by projects to ensure that they are not adversely impacted during the duration of this crisis, while still maintaining credibility and rigour. This guidance is based on a project’s status, commitments and on-ground circumstances and provides alternatives for:

24Aug

Sustainability standards join forces to scale climate impact

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 25 August 2020: With increasing demand for more sustainable, climate-friendly goods and services, ISEAL member standards are collaborating with Gold Standard to define common practices to calculate carbon reductions and sequestration that companies can easily report against their Science Based Targets or other climate performance objectives.

06Jul

PRESS RELEASE: Gold Standard and Mongolian government partner to meet ambition of Paris Agreement pledge

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 6 July 2020  
As countries are asked to increase commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury, Gold Standard and the Government of Mongolia are partnering to deliver on greater ambition, integrity of outcomes, and transparent reporting to the global community.

04May

CORSIA: What eligibility decisions mean for carbon markets

While Gold Standard believes the requirements for a carbon-intensive sector like aviation to take accountability only for emissions for growth compared to a baseline is insufficient, especially without more ambitious decarbonization expectations, it is a testimony to the integrity of the voluntary carbon market that some of its standards are among those recognized for this new compliance mechanism. Drilling down deeper, the selection criteria yield key takeaways that stand to set a new minimum bar in carbon markets.

25Mar

Preety M. Bhandari joins Gold Standard Board of Directors

Ms. Bhandari is the Director for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) at ADB and also serves as Chief of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management thematic group. She is responsible for providing policy and strategic direction to ADB’s initiatives on climate change and disaster risk management, including mobilizing concessional financing from multilateral funds such as the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

27Feb

Scaling carbon removals + launch of Soil Organic Carbon Framework Methodology

This expansion starts today. We are delighted to announce the launch of our Soil Organic Carbon Framework Methodology>>  for carbon credit issuance as well as a project-ready Improved Tillage Practices module>>, the first activity-specific module under its banner.

27Feb

Gold Standard is member of NDC Partnership

The NDC Partnership is a global coalition of countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development based Nationally Determined Contributions (or NDCs) – each country's strategy to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions and build resiliency against the negative effects of a changing climate.
 

27Feb

Post 2020 voluntary carbon market principles

A new context
Markets have evolved since the Kyoto Protocol. Science now tells us how we need to decarbonise and by when. The Paris Agreement accordingly includes emission reduction targets for all countries, improving upon the binary nature of the Kyoto regime.