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10Jul

Strategic Plan Update

We are happy to share progress on our strategic planning process, which has been a team priority over the past months. I am very grateful to those of you who have spent time with us to share your insights into the market, the challenges you face as well as successes and innovation, and opportunities to collaborate in the future.
 
The Gold Standard’s strategy begins with our new Vision, Mission and Values—the pillars on which we build our plan.
  
03Jul

Perspectives on the Voluntary Carbon Market

Ecosystem Marketplace, CMIA, and ICROA recently hosted a webinar to discuss the findings of the 2015 State of the Voluntary Carbon Market Report {{PDF}}, which yielded questions that seem to be top of mind across the market. Gold Standard shares our perspective on these pressing issues.

01Jul

M&S and UNICEF Financing Projects that Tackle Climate and Health

We are delighted to announce the issuance of carbon credits from a micro-programme of activities based in Bangladesh. This project was developed by UNICEF with funding from British retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S). This initiative improves the health and lives of vulnerable children while cutting carbon emissions that cause climate change.

30Jun

First US-Based Project to Issue Gold Standard Credits

We are delighted to announce the certification of our first US based Gold Standard project. This reforestation project developed by Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH), as part of the Legacy Carbon program, is restoring the native forests on land that was part of a cattle ranch, restoring the natural biodiversity whilst providing multiple opportunities for local communities.

30Jun

New micro-scale methodology for shipping industry

Shipping is a major contributor to worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Correlated with fuel consumption, CO2 emissions from shipping are estimated to range between approximately 739 – 1135 million tonnes per year (IMO, 2014). And these emissions are set to increase significantly in the coming decades, anything from 50% to 250%. Emissions projections demonstrate that improvements in efficiency are important in mitigating the increase in these emissions.

07Apr

Agriculture: Gold Standard Tillage Methodology Approved

The Gold Standard “Low Tillage Methodology” is a globally applicable methodology under Gold Standard Agriculture that addresses the most potent greenhouse gas (GHG) sink in the agricultural sector.

With this methodology it is possible to account for GHG emissions from agriculture by changing soil tillage practices within agricultural systems. Activities can prevent emissions from the soil as well as sequestration of carbon in the soil, both of which result in increased soil organic carbon (SOC) content.

01Apr

The Process Behind Developing Our New Black Carbon Methodology

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when The Gold Standard sets out to create a methodology that will enable projects to mitigate climate change? Owen Hewlett, our Chief Technical Officer, gives us a look into the process that was undertaken to develop our new Black Carbon Methodology.

31Mar

Pioneering Methodology for Tackling Black Carbon

GENEVA, 31 March 2015 – The Gold Standard, experts in climate and development, have launched a pioneering methodology for quantifying and monitoring emissions from black carbon and other short-lived climate pollutants, in an effort to drive finance into projects that provide an immediate and measurable impact on mitigating climate change at a local level.

08Mar

The Female Faces of Gold Standard

We wanted to celebrate International Women’s Day and what better way than with our very own international women. We are extremely proud of our projects and the work that we do on the ground, but we’re also proud of the work that we do within our organisation. Over half of our Secretariat is made up of inspirational women, all doing an incredible job. So scroll down to find out more about some of the female faces behind Gold Standard.

02Feb

Gold Standard Thinking – Issue 3

We are pleased to present the third issue of our Gold Standard Thinking publication, which explores the latest trends and innovations in environmental and development finance and governance.