UPDATED 12 June 2024

Why Gold Standard Carbon Credits

Gold Standard’s mission is to accelerate progress toward climate security and sustainable development for all by catalysing finance and maximising its impact. Since our founding by WWF and other international NGOs in 2003, we have demonstrated how taking action to eliminate climate pollution can also catalyse clean energy access, thriving natural ecosystems, better health, gender equality, and economic opportunity for communities the world over.

When choosing carbon credits, it is crucial to select ones that are credible and contribute to sustainable development.  

Every Gold Standard project must make a measurable difference to at least three of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We have been independently rated as having the most robust safeguards and best sustainable development measures. 

We are backed by a broad NGO network and are the only climate-focused standard to reach ISEAL code compliance for good governance of standard setting, assurance and oversight. We are committed to continuously improve our standard.

Discover the Climate and SDG Impact of Projects

The SDG Impact Dashboard offers open access to discover the climate and sustainable development impacts of Gold Standard-certified projects through visualisations. Explore the Dashboard to find out more about the co-benefits the climate projects create for communities that need it the most.  

Are you an organisation looking to support projects on a regular basis and/or iwith a large volume of credits? Visit our Companies section to find out more.

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