RULE UPDATES  APPLICATION OF TPDDTEC METHODOLOGY TO SAFE WATER SUPPLY PROJECTS  This rule update provides an approach to calculate the parameter value for the quantity of fuel to treat 1 litre of water using baseline/project technologies in cases where advanced technologies, such as improved cookstoves, are used in the baseline. COVID-19 INTERIM MEASURES   Current interim measures have been extended from 30/06/2022 to 31/12/2022 only for those projects which are located in a place where COVID-19 related restrictions still exist.  To apply these interim measures the project developer must provide evidence to confirm that regulations or other restrictions indeed prohibited the project from complying with Gold Standard for the Global Goal requirements and/or implementing the registered monitoring plan. As this is an extension to the previous rule update, no grace period applies.  IMPORTANT DATE: Deviations already approved with an earlier version of the COVID-19 interim measures will end on 12 September 2022. After this date, the project developer shall demonstrate compliance with GS4GG requirements and/or a registered monitoring plan for ...

 NEW TEMPLATE   The Gold Standard Secretariat receives numerous queries, questions and/or concerns from various stakeholders daily. This form is for any entity seeking clarification or interpretation of Gold Standard for the Global Goals and provides a workflow to formalise the review process and to provide resolutions in a transparent and timely manner. Resolved clarification requests deemed useful to other stakeholders will be made publicly available on the Gold Standard for the Global Goals website. ...

 CONSULTATION  Revised methodology for project activities that recover and use methane from manure and agricultural waste This methodology applies to activities that recover and use methane from manure and agricultural waste that would otherwise decay anaerobically and emit methane into the atmosphere. This methodology will displace the application of Technologies and Practices to Displace Decentralised Thermal Energy Consumption (TPDDTEC) v3.1 methodology for biogas generation and thermal energy project activities. It has been consolidated to integrate both animal waste management systems (AWMS) and thermal application of biogas to provide a one-stop solution for such projects.  HOW TO SUBMIT FEEDBACK We are seeking general comments on the methodology and whether it’s fit for purpose as well as specific feedback on whether a simplified methodology should be developed for micro/small scale project activities. Please submit all feedback and questions via email to Anshika Gupta by 08 August 2022. ...

 METHODOLOGY  Methodology developed to support the origination of high-impact microscale clean cooking projects This methodology was first published in 2013 with the explicit intention to lower transaction costs for microscale activities seeking carbon finance to support improved cookstove technologies.  Taking into consideration feedback from the consultation held in April, we are pleased to publish a revised methodology that now aligns with latest science, introduces further efficiencies for project developers, provides more clarity and promotes consistency between our methodologies. This methodology is published alongside an Emission Reduction Calculation Tool and baseline/project survey questionnaire template. Key changes include:  Expansion to charcoal stove projects Revision of the requirements to calculate project cookstove efficiency  Inclusion of new data, parameters, and related requirements, to ensure consistency across all improved cookstoves/distributed technology methodologies  Simplified monitoring approach Updates to the sample survey questionnaires  ...

 NEW METHODOLOGY  Tech-based carbon removal and storage in recycled concrete  Currently, demolished concrete is crushed into concrete aggregate before it is either used as a substitute to gravel and sand or sent to landfill. This new tech-based carbon removal methodology, developed by neustark, facilitates CO2 sequestration in demolished concrete using either direct or indirect mineral carbonation before it enters downstream processes. ...

It is a tool for calculating emission reductions for PDs applying the Methodology for Metered and Measured Energy Cooking Devices V1.0 ...