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 any kind of submission for certification as per the normal process.
Please make note of this date, as it may affect planned activities where existing COVID measures were considered or being applied.
NOTIFICATION OF DELAY FOR PRELIMINARY REVIEW DURING COVID-19 PERIOD
The impact of COVID-19 has affected project developer’s capacity to design, implement and operate Gold Standard projects worldwide. This rule update provides a temporary procedure for projects/PoAs/VPAs that were unable to meet the timelines for the first submission of the project as required by the GS4GG Principles and Requirements and Stakeholder Consultation and Engagement Requirements V1.2 due to COVID-19 restrictions and delays.
ASSESSMENT APPROACH FOR REPORTING HIGHER EX-POST EMISSION REDUCTIONS
During each performance certification, Gold Standard requires project developers to report and justify any difference in ex-ante and ex-post value of emission reductions. This document outlines the approach to be followed by the Validation/Verification Bodies (VVBs) and the Certification Body (CB) when ex-post emission reductions (SDG 13) are consistently reported above the ex-ante estimations and the underlying cause may have a direct influence on the project’s investment analysis.