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14Feb

Q&A: How Microsoft is driving impacts on the ground

Tamara "TJ" Dicaprio
Sr. Director, Environmental Sustainability
Microsoft Corporation

Can you give us an overview of Microsoft’s climate strategy?

12Jan

Deutsche Post DHL Group's climate protection project the first to be certified under the new Fairtrade Climate Standard

Deutsche Post DHL Group's climate protection project in Lesotho is the first initiative to meet the Fairtrade Climate Standard, an innovative scheme developed by Fairtrade, the most widely recognized ethical certification system, and Gold Standard, the leading certification standard for climate and development.

12Nov

Dairy Methodology

About 150 million small-scale dairy households—equivalent to 750 million people—are engaged in milk production globally. Many of these smallholder producers live in developing countries, where their activities have a direct bearing not only on the livelihoods of their own families, but also on employment, food security and nutrition for their communities.

28Oct

Announcing Gold Standard for the Global Goals

If we are to meet the ambition of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, action cannot be one-dimensional. Nor can it be incremental. For the transition to an equitable and sustainable world, impacts must be holistic, transformational, and delivered at an exponential pace.
 
14Oct

Marion Verles, Gold Standard CEO: The Climate Chain

WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH ME AND MY ORGANISATION?

While the adoption of the Paris Agreement and the commitments submitted by countries represent a significant step in the fight against climate change, the amount of ambition is still insufficient to keep global warming at a level that is safe for the most vulnerable communities and critical ecosystems on the planet.
 
08Jul

Gold Standard sets foundation for innovative finance for climate + health SDG impacts

Climate change and health are inexorably linked. The WHO estimates that 7 million premature deaths annually are linked to air pollution and between 2030 and 2050 climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, with direct damage costs to health estimated at between US$2-4 billion/year by 2030. If climate change is not brought under control, health problems from unclean air, water unsafe to drink, insufficient food and lack of secure shelter will only be exacerbated, leaving those developing countries that are most exposed least able to cope.

03Jun

Greener Skies? Report on the supply and sustainability of carbon credits and alternative fuels for aviation

We were pleased to contribute to a recently publicized report titled "Greener Skies? Report on the supply and sustainability of carbon credits and alternative fuels for aviation". The report was commissioned by the WWF-UK and undertaken by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) to study the actions international aviation can take to mitigate the effects of climate change.

30May

CMIA Policy Paper on Water Benefit Certificates

A new policy paper jointly authored by the Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA), Whave Solutions, and Gold Standard, argues that Water Benefits Certificates can play a vital role in climate mitigation and adaptation while meeting broader sustainability targets.

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.