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26Sep

Market Assessment: Funding short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) reductions and other Sustainable Development Goal impacts linked to clean cooking and heating.

With the Paris Climate Agreement and the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Climate & Clean Air Coalition, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and Gold Standard identified the need to investigate how the multiple SDG impacts of clean cooking and heating technologies—from SLCP reductions to improved health to advances in gender equality—could be packaged and brought to market for funders to drive finance to projects on the ground.

28Aug

Annual Report 2016: Building the Foundations

We’re proud to have made significant progress last year toward building the core infrastructure for Gold Standard for the Global Goals, our new standard to accelerate progress toward the climate and sustainable development agendas. Working in close collaboration with Gold Standard stakeholders and experts, we created innovative new product and certification solutions to make the standard fit-for-purpose and scalable for the new climate and development regimes.

19Sep

Gold Standard Annual Report 2015: A watershed moment for sustainable development

Our 2015 Annual Report reviews the impact we've made throughout the year, and we're proud of all our achievements. 

10Apr

Financing Cities of the Future: Tools to Scale-up Clean Urban Development

How do we prepare cites for the tremendous pressure that they will undoubtedly face in the coming decades? More importantly, how to we mitigate the stress on critical resources like energy and water before cities around the world reach a crisis?

To proactively tackle these issues, The Gold Standard completed a study that launches 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.

01Apr

Suppressed Demand Climate Policy Brief

As part of a three-year project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature, Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), aimed at helping poorer nations gain access to climate finance, we have published a new policy paper outlining the concept of suppressed demand.