The standard documents are grouped in numbered sections by scope and purpose. The table below provides a guide to these different sections.
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|Principles and Requirements (100): The requirements and guidelines that all projects must follow.*|
|Activity Requirements (200): The requirements that apply to specific project types. These include Land-Use and Forests (LUF), Renewable Energy (RE), and Community Services (CSA).**|
|Contextual Requirements (300): Requirements for projects operating within a specific context. These include Sustainable Urban Development.|
|SDG Impact Quantification (400): Methodologies and/or tools that must be applied to quantify the SDG impacts from a specific project type. Note multiple methodologies may be applied in one project.|
|Product Requirements (500): The requirements that need to be applied if you would like to issue a Gold Standard certified product, such as VERs, GS-CERs or Gold Standard labelled RECs.|
|Governance: Documents related to the governance procedures of the standard. These are not required to be read to develop a project.|
*The Principles and Requirements (100) also contain specific requirements that apply only to certain types of project design (e.g. microscale and PoA requirements).
**Activity Requirements (200) may include exceptions to the Principles and Requirements applicable to specific project activity types.