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100 million tons issued!

Thanks to all our project developers, NGO Supporters and broader stakeholders, we have crossed a major milestone --> the 100 million credit mark.

Gold Standard surpassed 100 million tons of CO2 mitigated with an issuance from Life Enerji's Silivri Wind Power Plant in Turkey. – photo: Heverton Nascimento

That's roughly the equivalent of Belgium's national footprint. Yet because of the development benefits each project brings, the social and environmental value created goes far beyond climate mitigation. But it's clear that we still have a long way to go to decarbonise the economy and deliver the Agenda 2030. So we'll continue working on ways to reduce complexity and increase value to bring online more projects, greater impact and faster progress to our shared goals for the planet and its people.


Gold Standard
Market Report

We have published a comprehensive Market Report for 2018, which captures the issuances and retirements related to Gold Standard-certified projects and the collective impact these have delivered.

Gold Standard Market Report 2018

We saw record high issuances and retirements in 2018, with 16.8 million Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) issued and 9.4 million VERs retired. Growth was primarily from wind, cookstove and one large biogas project and has resulted in the creation of nearly $5.5 billion dollars in shared value for climate action and sustainable development.

Read the 2018 Market Report>>


Programme Update 

Join us for our upcoming Platform Programme webinar and find out the latest news!

Collaborations facilitated on the Gold Standard Platform>> have already delivered new interventions guidance that enable emission reduction activities in value chains to be recognised by accounting protocols, guidance that quantifies carbon sequestered in soil, and important progress on solutions to ensure voluntary carbon projects still continue post-2020.

A year after launch, we are kicking off new programmes and inviting partners to join our 2019 Working Groups, including: the new SDGs Impact Tools programme>> ; an agricultural working group as part of the Value Change programme>>; and a new Next-Generation MRV programme (details to be shared soon).

 Wednesday 17 April (13:00 - 15:00 CEST)
Please join our webinar to hear more about these programmes, our latest developments and how to get involved!



Suvidha project visit for International Women's Day

Taking the opportunity of being in Uttarakhand, India for a joint retreat, the Gold Standard and SustainCERT teams visited a Gold Standard-certified biogas project to witness the impact the technologies and training have in the daily lives of the local people.

Gold Standard Project Visit

What a warm welcome we received, thanks to TAC member Sudha Padmanabha, the Fair Climate Network India, and their project beneficiaries throughout Ramnagar.

Experience the Suvidha biogas project visit>>


Value Change webinar

Gold Standard hosted a webinar with the Science Based Targets partners and corporate partners Mars and Target on Sustainable Brands to highlight the ValueChange programme>>, which allows companies to credibly reduce emissions in their value chains, which often represents the largest part of their carbon footprints. 

View the webinar>>

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Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition HLA

Washington DC, USA
11-12 April 2019


4-7June 2019 


Bonn, Germany
17-27 June 2019

Triple Bottom Line Investing (TBLI) Conference Europe 

Zurich, Switzerland
12-13 June 2019