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15Jan

Gold Standard Newsletter: January 2015

Dear Reader,

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2015, at the start of an extremely important year in climate negotiations as we collectively work to drive a meaningful, effective and integrated intergovernmental agreement in Paris this December.

As many of you will be aware, I hand over the leadership baton in February to Marion Verles, formerly Executive Director of Nexus Carbon for Development, so I will take the prerogative of introducing this newsletter for the last time to publicly say a few words of thanks and praise.

15Jan

We welcome Marion Verles as new CEO

We are excited and proud to announce the appointment of Marion Verles as our new CEO. Effective from 1st February 2015, Marion will take over operations from Adrian Rimmer, who has served as CEO since June 2010.

01Sep

The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance

A new UN-led initiative to help finance cities to become more sustainable and resilient was launched at the Climate Summit in New York. The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, founded by 20 organisations including The Gold Standard, World Bank and Bank of America, will stimulate investment into low carbon and climate resistance urban infrastructure.

01May

Amongst challenges shipping marks a new sustainability milestone

Despite being the most environmentally and energy efficient form of transport, responsible for carrying and distributing 90% of global trade, shipping is facing significant challenges when it comes to sustainability.

Indeed, with charterers scrutinising their supply chains for sustainability and efficiency improvements, as well as a new wave of environmental regulations that will see fuel prices spiral, the industry is facing seismic change.

30Apr

New methodology for fuel efficiency in shipping

Developed by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, International® and FReMCo, this first of its kind, peer-reviewed methodology will allow ships to generate carbon credits, thus income, for the CO2 emission reductions they achieve.

10Apr

New Funding Structures to Deliver Clean Energy and Development in Cities

Geneva, Switzerland Thursday 10th April 2014

Gold Standard Develops New Funding Structures to Deliver Clean Energy and Development in Cities

As governments and development experts meet at the World Urban Forum in Colombia, The Gold Standard Foundation has released the first-ever financing framework designed to inject the billions of dollars needed to scale-up clean technology and pro-poor development in cities around the globe.