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21Dec

Annual Report 2019

While collaboration has long been a core value for Gold Standard, 2019 marked a special year of partnerships. At the core is our partnership with SustainCERT, our official certification provider. We also worked to deepen existing partnerships and forge new collaborations, from convening working groups to discuss markets in a post-Paris era, to advocating for SD provisions in the Paris Agreement, to engaging companies and investors wanting to demonstrate evidence for their sustainability claims.

Key partnerships and collaborations include:

22Sep

CARBON OFFSETTING: What you need to know to take action against climate change

The first step to taking action is to reduce your climate impact as much as possible, but often some emissions are just unavoidable.

Purchasing high quality carbon credits is an effective way to take accountability for these unavoidable emissions and to contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy. But it can seem complex and leads to many questions from why offset, to making the right choices to ensure credibility, through to more practical advice such as how to purchase credits.

02Dec

REPORT: Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action - 2019 State and Trends

In this second edition, CLI takes stock of the current state and trends of using blockchain technology for climate action, including emerging success stories, bottlenecks and crunch issues regarding digitizing MRV.

04Nov

REPORT: Assessment of Sustainable Development Approaches for use in Article 6

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This report is produced by the Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI) with the support from the governments of Belgium, Germany, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

27Aug

SDG Tool Guidance

Gold Standard and partners are pleased to publish a new guidance document to inform development of user-friendly tools that will help project developers capture the full range of their projects' contributions toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while also guarding against overclaiming, or "SDG washing."

29Jul

Annual Report 2018: Pathways to scale

Having launched Gold Standard for the Global Goals in 2017, last year centered on several themes to scale our impact beyond project-level activities, including:

14Jun

Report: Valuating the benefits of improved cooking solutions

Gold Standard has published a research study by Vivid Economics that estimates the economic value of Gold Standard-certified project benefits related to climate, health, ecosystem protection, economic opportunity, poverty reduction and other development outcomes from its improved cooking solutions project portfolio.

14Dec

REPORT: Women / Energy / Climate

In partnership with Instituto Perene, Gold Standard has launched a new policy paper that shows how addressing SDG 5 to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” can catalyse the achievement of many other Sustainable Development Goals.