Open Collaboration on Next Generation Digital Solutions for MRV

The consortium will begin development of core system elements in Q1 2022, including innovative solutions for MRV, data integrity, standards and related governance. Stakeholder participation will be a fundamental part of the process to ensure climate action can scale at the magnitude required, that access is equitable, and to safeguard the credibility of system inputs and outputs.

This three-part paper includes the vision, recent achievements, and use cases for Next Generation Digital Solutions for MRV.


Article 6 in Mongolia

This report was written to inform the Government of Mongolia on the considerations and opportunities for accessing international carbon finance under Article 6.

The guidance and recommendations in the report on the fundamentals of accessing international carbon finance under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement are relevant for other host governments and market stakeholders.


Navigating Blockchain and Climate action 2020

The annual ‘Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action’ report is prepared by an international team of authors with a diverse set of experiences and insights to track progress according to latest research and use cases – supporting CLI’s role as an international knowledge platform to accelerate climate action through blockchain based innovations.

The launch webinar was recorded. Watch here.



Good practice guidance for the preliminary assessment of sustainable development in Article 6 actions

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

For more information on the SDI and the policy dialogue on Sustainable Development>> 


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:


Mobilizing_Voluntary Carbon Markets to Drive Climate Action Recommendations

Companies are acutely and increasingly aware of the need for climate action. While companies design and implement long-term internal decarbonization strategies, many are looking to make immediate and meaningful progress on their climate change commitments through carbon markets.



CDM method transformation: updating and transforming CDM methods for use in an Article 6 context

In the context of crediting mechanisms for emission reduction projects, methodologies define how to set the crediting baseline, to test additionality, and to monitor and quantify emission reductions. They are therefore crucial for ensuring the environmental integrity of the carbon credits issued. The over 250 methodologies approved under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) constitute the most important body of knowledge in this regard.


What makes a good Carbon credit

Phase 1: Definition of criteria for assessing the quality of carbon credits