Gold Standard for the Global Goals is our next-generation standard, designed to accelerate progress toward climate security and sustainable development. The standard enables initiatives to quantify, certify and maximize their impacts toward climate security and the Sustainable Development Goals, while enhanced safeguards, holistic project design, management of trade-offs and local stakeholder engagement ensure Gold Standard continues to deliver the highest levels of environmental and social integrity.

Requirements, timings and procedures to transition projects from previous version of Gold Standard to Gold Standard for the Global Goals (GS4GG).

Requirements for physical site visits and the requirements and procedures for conducting audits using remote audit techniques exclusively or in combination with physical site visits. Applicable to standalone projects of all scales.

Template to document the auditing techniques used as part of the Site Visit and Remote Audit Requirements. This template is for Validation/Verification Bodies and is to be included in the validation/verification report/form. Applicable to each audit of a standalone project of any scale.

Specific requirements for grid-connected renewable energy projects. It is to be read in conjunction with the Gold Standard for the Global Goals Principles & Requirements.


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