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Gold Standard Foundation

Gold Standard

The Gold Standard Foundation
International Environment House 2
CH-1219 Châtelaine-Geneva

 

Tel: 
+41 (0) 22 788 7080
Description

Gold Standard is a standard and certification body that works to catalyse more ambitious action for climate security and sustainable development. Our new standard, Gold Standard for the Global Goals, enables activities to maximise, quantify, and verify their impacts towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. All Gold Standard certified projects must be developed in harmony with the environment and demonstrate real and permanent greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions as well as sustainable development benefits in local communities.

 

Gold Standard was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs a best practice standard to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) also delivered on the dual mandate to foster sustainable development. Now with more than 80 NGO supporters and 1400+ projects in over 80 countries, Gold Standard projects have created billions of dollars of shared value from climate and development action worldwide.

 

In 2015, UNOPS used 100% Gold Standard certified emissions reductions to offset its unavoidable global emissions.

Organization: 
Non-governmental and business organizations
Established: 
2003
Chief/Director: 
Marion Verles, Chief Executive Officer
Keywords: 
Climate Change
Water
energy