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. 


SDG Impact Tools development: Open call

To ensure market mechanisms effectively channel finance to high-impact projects and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a meaningful way, while also stemming the emergence of “SDG washing”, quantification and claims of sustainable development outcomes must be rigorous, credible and yet simple to achieve.

To this end, Gold Standard has initiated the development of IT-based SDG Impact Tools to:


Gold Standard launches public consultation on future of voluntary carbon market

The Paris Agreement poses a new framework for carbon markets. While the Kyoto Protocol was limited in both coverage and ambition, the Paris Agreement applies to all countries and its ambition introduces global net zero emissions targets.