Rule Updates

Rule Updates

Please check here for information on the latest Rule Updates for our standard. To view previous rule updates before the entry into force of GS4GG (1st March 2018)’, click here.

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Transition Requirements for existing projects
Transition Requirements for existing projects15.02.2018Core Rule Updates

The following clarifications are relevant to all Project Proponents, regardless of the version of the standard under which your project is Registered. It provides a clarification to the ‘Gold Standard for the Global Goals Transition Requirements’ document in the following areas:

  1. Certification Renewal and maximum certification periods for existing projects (i.e. those Registered under earlier versions of the Standard)
  2. Use of existing sustainable development monitoring indicators

In addition to the above Gold Standard also clarifies Requirements concerning:

  1. Additionality and Ongoing Financial Need

 

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Retroactive Projects Eligibility
Retroactive Projects Eligibility22.10.2018Core Rule Updates

Gold standard has introduced exemptions for retroactive projects from LUF and Shipping sector.

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Reducing Vessel Emissions Through the Use of Advanced Hull Coatings (Version 2.0)
Reducing Vessel Emissions Through the Use of Advanced Hull Coatings (Version 2.0)22.10.2018Core Rule Updates

The methodology “Reducing Vessel Emissions Through the Use of Advanced Hull Coatings” has been put on hold to address the inconsistencies in GHGs emission reductions quantification approaches.

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GS CDM eligibility requirements for Gold Standard Renewable Energy Labels
GS CDM eligibility requirements for Gold Standard Renewable Energy Labels22.10.2018Core Rule Updates

The rule update allows GS-CER projects to become eligible for Gold Standard Renewable Energy Labels provided certain conditions are met to mitigate the risk of issuing carbon credits and renewable energy certificates from the same MWh.

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Impact Quantification methodology approval procedure
Impact Quantification methodology approval procedure22.10.2018Core Rule Updates

Gold Standard has released the standard procedure for Impact Quantification methodology approval under the Gold Standard for the Global Goals (GS4GG).

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Rule Clarifications

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Contribution to the Gold Standard Conformity Buffer 
Contribution to the Gold Standard Conformity Buffer 22.10.2018Core Rule Clarifications

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

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Applicability of Global Warming Potential for Gold Standard for Global Goal projects
Applicability of Global Warming Potential for Gold Standard for Global Goal projects22.10.2018Core Rule Clarifications

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

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Issuance of Planned Emissions Reductions (PERs)
Issuance of Planned Emissions Reductions (PERs)22.10.2018Core Rule Clarifications

Clarification on issuances of PERs 

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Erroneous Inclusion
Erroneous Inclusion22.10.2018Core Rule Clarifications

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

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Soil Carbon - Issuance request of Gold Standard - VERs
Soil Carbon – Issuance request of Gold Standard – VERs22.10.2018Core Rule Clarifications

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

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