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).


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.


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.


Swoop partners with Gold Standard

Gold Standard is pleased to partner with Swoop, a Bristol-based agency that specialises in travel to Antarctica, Patagonia and the Arctic, helping close to 3000 customers discover the ends of the earth each year.


First ever Gold Standard certified “gender responsive” project

In recognition of the transformative nature of empowering women as well as the need for gender-specific data to track progress toward meeting SDG 5, the Gold Standard launched its Gender Equality Framework in January 2018.


Summary of Rule Updates and Changes to Standard Documents


A 60-day public consultation to solicit stakeholder feedback was held between 17/06/2019 and 18/09/2019. The comments received during the feedback were consolidated and fed into the Standard’s rule update. The main updates to the standard documents are summarized in table below.





Gold Standard becomes newest associate member of ISEAL

Gold Standard is the first climate-centric standard to reach this status, joining a growing number of initiatives that are driving positive social and environmental change across multiple sectors.


Can technology help mainstream high-impact climate action?

The urgency for climate change mitigation seems to rise every week. Record-breaking temps have been scorching across Europe and the US. While the numbers of individuals and businesses taking climate action is increasing, incremental change cannot measure up to this exponential, existential threat.

For any chance to bend the emissions curve toward 1.5 degrees, climate action should be integrated into everything we do – our work, our purchases, our diet, our leisure. But for this to be possible, taking action must be simple and inspiring.