As our official certification provider, SustainCERT will provide training and support for you in considering or implementing these updates.

Upcoming webinars for Project Developers and VVBs will cover:

Recent Rules Updates:

  • Eligible crediting period for projects transitioning to GS4GG or seeking labelling under GS4GG
  • VPA/CPA Inclusion Requirements
  • Eligibility Requirements for Renewable Energy Project transitioning to or seeking labelling under GS4GG

Refresher on other important rule updates and clarifications

Demo on new features within the SustainCERT Application

Knowledge base resource

What’s coming up – including revised templates

Overview of the new website for standard documents

This webinar is hosted by SustainCERT and Gold Standard and provides training and support on the latest Gold Standard updates.

The webinar covers:

1. Rules Updates & Clarifications including; Eligibility Requirements for Renewable Energy PoAs; Applicability of CDM programmes of activities procedure and requirements to gold standard PoAs; And a refresher on some important updates from GS4GG v1.2

2. Knowledge Base resource

3. Preview to new features to support Project Developers

4. Other important updates from the March TAC meeting, including Covid-19 support

A new climate solution Soil organic carbon

The Gold Standard Strategy 2025 includes a focus on nature based climate solutions, with a specific focus on sequestration or ‘carbon removals.’ This webinar will provide more details about the recently published Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) Framework Methodology. Introduction and trends in scientific need and market demand for removals Overview of the Framework Methodology Process for approval of an Activity Module and eligible SOC activities How the SOC Framework Methodology differs from the ValueChange SOC guidance for corporate Scope 3 emissions.

WEBINAR: A NEW CLIMATE SOLUTION – SOIL ORGANIC CARBON

Led by Giancarlo Raschio and Owen Hewlett

22 April 2020, 17:30 CEST

As our official certification provider, SustainCERT will provide training and support for you in considering or implementing these updates.

Upcoming webinars for Project Developers and VVBs will cover:

Recent Rules Updates:

  • Eligible crediting period for projects transitioning to GS4GG or seeking labelling under GS4GG
  • VPA/CPA Inclusion Requirements
  • Eligibility Requirements for Renewable Energy Project transitioning to or seeking labelling under GS4GG

Refresher on other important rule updates and clarifications

Knowledge base resource

Overview of the new website for standard documents

This webinar, hosted by Gold Standard and presented by SustainCERT, provides VVBs with the latest Gold Standard rule updates.

The webinar includes:

1. Rules Updates & Clarifications; Eligibility Requirements for Renewable Energy PoAs; Applicability of CDM programmes of activities procedure and requirements to gold standard PoAs; And a refresher on some important updates from GS4GG v1.2

2. Knowledge Base resource

3. Performance Management Scheme for VVBs

4. Other important updates from the March TAC meeting, including Covid-19 support

Introduction Q4 2019

GS4GG Standards Changes and Rule Updates

VVB Training Q2 2019

This is the first of the quarterly training sessions for Gold Standard Validation/Verification Bodies. The session provides additional information on the latest Gold Standard rule updates.

ClimateSeed will share how their secure platform can help improve your project’s visibility to potential buyers. Gold Standard will also highlight a programme in which those who develop projects under other standards can have their SDG impacts certified by Gold Standard and be listed as such on the ClimateSeed platform.

Project Developer Rule Update Q&A Session

The Paris Agreement poses a new framework for carbon markets compared to the Kyoto Protocol. While the Kyoto Protocol was limited in both coverage and ambition, the Paris Agreement applies to all countries and its ambition introduces global net zero emissions targets.

These changes prompted reflection on how the voluntary carbon market can best contribute to the goals of the Paris Agreement. With support from the German government, Gold Standard convened a working group, including WWF, CDP, WRI, The Nature Conservancy, Carbon Market Watch, ICROA, and other standards bodies, to define the nature of voluntary carbon credits, associated claims, and implications on accounting in this new context.

This webinar discusses and gathers feedback on the outputs from this working group, a statement on the role and design of the voluntary carbon market to support the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Gold Standard is reassessing the role of carbon finance in supporting the transition to renewable energy to direct funding to interventions most in need. In many middle and high income countries, Renewable Energy (RE) is becoming a sustainable and attractive business, thanks to the increasingly favourable market, policy and technical conditions that allow finance to flow to projects. Developing countries, however, still face challenges in mobilising green and sustainable finance. As a result, Gold Standard seeks to enable carbon finance to continue to play a vital role in countries and situations where barriers still exist. This webinar focuses on proposed changes to the eligibility requirements for new RE projects.

This webinar will share progress on the programme funded by the European Climate & Energy Policy and New Market Mechanisms, German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) to lead a comprehensive assessment of Gold Standard projects’ double counting risk against host country’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and create solutions to provide continuity for finance to flow to voluntary projects around the world.

As part of its new standard Gold Standard for the Global Goals, Gold Standard is launching a new quality label for renewable energy market instruments. This Gold Standard Renewable Energy Label will provide the assurance that the renewable energy projects are developed to the highest quality in terms of environmental integrity, SDG Contributions, stakeholder inclusivity, safeguards, and monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV).

  • The introduction presents the background of the ADALYs methodology, including funders, experts and partners involved in the development process and provides an overview of the structure of the tutorial.
  • Module 1 presents an overview of methodology requirements, key definitions such as project boundary, pollutants included for the assessment and monitoring requirements, and requirements for crediting renewal for projects introducing the biogas, LPG stoves.
  • Module 2 presents guidance on household surveys and technology use monitoring. It also presents an overview of the key monitoring instruments like Continuous Stove Monitors, guidance on field monitoring and result interpretation. Finally, it summaries a typical monitoring schedule for a project.
  • Module 3 helps expands on the personal exposure monitoring requirements, and provides guidelines on planning and field study. It provides useful guidance on how to assess the PEM result following the statistical approaches. It also provides guidelines on CO monitoring, protocols and calibration requirements. Finally, it explains all the information required for HAPIT.
  • Module 4 focuses on how to use HAPIT and Cookstove IQ for ADALYs quantification and certification. It shows how to use the tools in detail using example screenshots from the applications.