How could the concept of an "overall mitigation in global emissions" (OMGE) be operationalized under the Paris Agreement?

The Paris Agreement’s Article 6 establishes a new framework for using international car-bon market mechanisms. The primary objective of the approaches under Article 6 is to facilitate voluntary cooperation between Parties, to allow for higher ambition and to pro-mote sustainable development and environmental integrity. Moreover, Article 6.4 establishes the concept of delivering an “overall mitigation in global emissions” (OMGE).


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.


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.


Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action

An international team of authors with a diverse set of experiences and insights has produced a seminal report on blockchain/Digital Ledger Technology (DLT) for policymakers, Navigating Blockchain and Climate Action>>

The main benefits of blockchain technology are rooted in three main characteristics:


How to avoid double counting of emissions reductions

How to Avoid Double Counting of Emissions Reductions

Type: Fact Sheet

Date: November 1, 2018

This user-friendly handbook identifies eight existing or potential transfer scenarios that could lead to double counting of emissions reductions, cites the legal requirements relevant to the accounting of these transfers, and proposes the actions needed by participating entities to avoid double counting in each scenario.


Annual Report 2017: Lift Off

The year 2017 was one of new beginnings. During the previous two years, we had focused on building the vision and foundation for Gold Standard for the Global Goals>>. In 2017, we officially launched this next-generation standard.

Gold Standard for the Global Goals represents the integration and evolution of more than a decade of experience across a breadth of climate and development work — poised to accelerate progress toward the Paris Agreement and the broader Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Business and the SDGs: Best practices to seize opportunity and maximise credibility

Geneva, Switzerland, 15 February 2018. Gold Standard and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) Switzerland have published a report, Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Best practices to seize opportunity and maximise credibility to help the private sector define and deliver against ambitious strategies to help the world meet the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.