Gold Standard Technical Updates
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IMPORTANT DEADLINES:


REVISIONS TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In October 2019, Gold Standard launched a standard update>> for Gold Standard for the Global Goals. One of the main updates featured was the new eligibility requirements for grid-connected renewable energy projects, to ensure funding goes to interventions most in need post-2020 when the Paris Agreement comes into force.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of this change in eligibility and to communicate some important deadlines associated with this revision.

With effect from 24 January 2020, all grid-connected renewable energy projects submitted for certification, i.e. preliminary review, under Gold Standard for the Global Goals, will be required to demonstrate eligibility as per the requirements mentioned in Section 2.1.3 and Section 2.1.4 of the
Renewable Energy Activity Requirements>>.

It should be noted that Gold Standard will not provide any exemptions to this deadline and encourages Project Developers to plan submissions accordingly.

This revision to the eligibility of renewable energy projects will not affect existing renewable energy projects (i.e. those that have been submitted already for preliminary review or those that have been design/performance certified) in the Gold Standard portfolio.

 

 

RULE CLARIFICATION:


APPLICABILITY OF CDM PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS TO GOLD STANDARD PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES (PoAs)
 

All Gold Standard PoAs shall refer to applicable CDM PoA requirements, unless otherwise specified in the Gold Standard PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS>>. This applies to all Gold Standard PoAs, including those seeking registration under or that have/will transition to Gold Standard for the Global Goals.
 
 


 

OPPORTUNITY:


MARKET YOUR CREDITS WITH GOLD STANDARD

At the end of 2017, we launched a Project Marketplace>> to help raise awareness of Gold Standard-certified projects, promote sustainable pricing for carbon credits, and provide a new route to market for project developers. 

This “Offset your Emissions” page is aimed at individuals and small businesses, providing an easy way to support a range of Gold Standard-certified projects. As sales through this webpage have been increasing, we’d like to invite project developers that have Gold Standard VERs ready and available for sale to submit their projects.

PRICING

Pricing is calculated based on the Fairtrade carbon credit pricing model and adjusted according to the added benefits different types of projects deliver. This ensures that your project receives what it deserves while the associated costs for selling and retiring the credits are covered. The current pricing framework is listed in the table:


FEATURE YOUR PROJECT

It's simple to feature a project, you’ll just need to provide a completed project profile, at least three high-resolution images, an email address associated with a PayPal account to receive your payments and a transfer of VERs to our Project Marketplace registry account.

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact
Claire Willers>> for more details.

>> SEND ME MORE INFORMATION  


 
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