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.
Transitioning existing projects to Gold Standard for the Global Goals.
The transition to the standard is designed to be simple and practical, minimising resources on the developer’s side. Please see our Transition Requirements>> for further information about transitioning existing projects to Gold Standard for the Global Goals.
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