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.

This downloadable excel document provides a list of all the methodologies eligible for certification under Gold Standard for the Global Goals. The document includes all Gold Standard methodologies and eligible CDM methodologies and provides a one-stop-shop for project practitioners assessing which methodology to apply to their project activity.

This Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) Activity Module focuses on zero tillage/no-till practice, an agricultural technique for growing crops or pasture without mechanically disturbing the soil through tillage (including disturbance from non-turning tillage such as rippers and disc harrows).

This Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) Activity Module presents requirements and guidance to quantify and monitor greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and soil organic carbon (SOC) changes resulting from change in soil management practices within agricultural systems through application of biostimulants for soil revitalisation. The eligible activities are intended to achieve net carbon sequestration in the soil carbon pool. This activity module shall be applied in conjunction with the Soil Organic Carbon Framework Methodology.

The methodology is applicable to projects that implement shore-side or offshore electricity supply for ships while they are docked at berths or offshore. The use of onshore or offshore sources, such as specially designed buoys, to provide electricity replace the need for ships' fossil-fuel auxiliary power generators.

Gold Standard hosted a training webinar for Validation and Verification Bodies (VVB) Auditors on the 27 June which covered a range of important topics related to the digital SDG Impact Tool and Dashboard, including: - How to easily access and best use of tool - Key functions of the tool and benefits for auditors and project reviewers - Introduction to the dashboard - Open Q&A session

Webinar on new Gold Standard methodology - Methane Emission Reduction by adjusted Water Management practice in rice cultivation Presented by Hugh Salway, Owen Hewlett, Ashwin Shailaja and Lokesh Dube from Gold Standard and Reiner Wassmann from Climate Change and Agriculture Expert, International Rice Research Institute