Rule Clarifications

Applicable and Archived Rule Clarifications ACTIVE RULE CLARIFICATIONS have not yet been integrated into the latest version of Gold Standard for the Global Goals.
ARCHIVED RULE CLARIFICATIONS have been previously released and are incorporated into the latest version of Gold Standard for the Global Goals but are also listed below for easy reference.

ACTIVE RULE CLARIFICATIONS

Applies to projects and PoAs using current or previous versions of the Gold Standard’s improved cooking solutions methodology (TPDDTEC). It clarifies that the levels of Usage Monitoring Requirements and corresponding caps now apply to each monitored cookstove age group.

Performance Shortfall Guidelines present a set of requirements and follow-up actions to address the performance shortfall scenario associated with a Gold Standard certified Land Use and Forests project. This rule clarification introduces a few editorial changes to remove errors in these guidelines.

Performance Shortfall Guidelines present a set of requirements and follow-up actions to address the performance shortfall scenario associated with a Gold Standard certified Land Use and Forests project. This rule clarification introduces a few editorial changes to remove errors in these guidelines.

This rule clarification provides further clarity on applicability of the eligibility criteria pertaining to waste to energy and biomass based project activities supplying electricity to grid.

Gold Standard projects shall not introduce GMO crops, trees, and/or livestock; however, the continuation of use of GMOs already in place in the baseline is allowed. This document provides further clarification.

This rule clarification confirms the maximum retroactive certification period allowed for projects seeking combined design certification with the first verification/performance certification under Gold Standard for the Global Goals.

This rule clarification confirms that Annex B “Requirements for A/R smallholder & microscale projects” apply to all eligible LUF projects including Afforestation & Reforestation Projects (A/R) and Agriculture Projects (AGR). The title of Annex B, LUF Activity Requirements, has been amended to reflect this.

ARCHIVED RULE CLARIFICATIONS

This rule clarification provides guidelines on the applicability of the Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) Tool 32 – Positive list of technologies in the context of Gold Standard for the Global Goals (GS4GG) certification for waste handling and disposal projects.

Clarification on definition of Erroneous Inclusion and requirements for managing Non- Conformity have been included in these documents.

Clarification on issuances of PERs

Clarification on issuance of Gold Standard VERs related to eligible Soil Carbon component

Clarification on applicability of Global Warming Potential for Gold Standard for Global Goal projects

Clarification on eligibility of credits that can be used to meet the Gold Standard Conformity Buffer requirements.