Standard Documents

To apply for certification under Gold Standard for the Global Goals, projects must adhere to a set of principles, rules and requirements. Please use the tiles below and menu icon to your top-left to navigate these documents.

 

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Governance

TitleVersionDateTypePDFShorthandSummary
Technical Governance: Guiding Principles1.022.06.2017Core Documents001

This document sets out the principles that guide all Gold Standard technical developments, including standards-setting, methodology, tools and guideline development and certification structures and decision making.

2017-06-22 07:49:21
Technical Governance Committee Terms of Reference1.022.06.2017Core Documents001 TGC

This document defines the role, remit, authority and modalities of the Gold Standard Technical Governance Committee (TGC). The TGC is responsible for the mandating of technical governance in Gold Standard, in line with the Technical Governance Guiding Principles.

2017-06-22 07:55:28
Standards Setting Procedure1.022.06.2017Core Documents001 PRO1 SSP

This document sets out the procedures and guidelines for all standards setting activities at Gold Standard. This includes the development and revision of standards, tools, guidelines, methodologies and procedures.

2017-06-22 11:22:31
Impacts Monitoring & Evaluation Manual1.018.12.2017Core Documents001 M&E MAN

This document sets out Gold Standard’s approach to the monitoring and evaluation of its impacts.  It is intended to indicate how the the ISEAL Code of Good Practice; “Assessing the Impacts of Social and Environmental Standards Systems” is/will be applied.

2017-12-18 12:44:44

Principles & Requirements

TitleDateTypePDFVersionShorthandSummary
Principles & Requirements16.06.2017Core Documents1.0101.1

This document provides the mandatory Principles & Requirements that all Gold Standard projects must conform to. It represents the starting point for all projects seeking Gold Standard certification of any kind.

2017-06-16 11:18:01
Transition Requirements19.06.2017Core Documents1.0101.5

This document describes the timing, requirements and procedures under which existing Gold Standard projects transition to Gold Standard for the Global Goals.

2017-06-19 18:09:51
Programme of Activity Requirements19.06.2017Optional Requirements1.0101.1 OR POA

This document provides the requirements for Programmes of Activity, a term used to describe an ‘umbrella’ certification under which multiple projects may be developed.

2017-06-19 18:51:12
Micro-scale Requirements19.06.2017Optional Requirements1.0101.1 OR

This document provides the specific requirements and adjustments to requirements that apply to micro-scale projects.

2017-06-19 19:39:47
Validation & Verification Body Requirements22.06.2017Assurance1.0101.A VVBR

This document describes how Gold Standard certification decisions are made and how VVBs are approved to audit Gold Standard projects. It also includes which GS-VVBs are eligible to audit different Gold Standard project certification pathways.

2017-06-22 14:20:51
Claims Guidelines30.06.2017Guidelines1.0101.1 G CG

These guidelines are intended to assist project developers, partners and funders in communicating accurately and appropriately about the benefits derived from Gold Standard projects.

2017-06-30 12:17:21
Stakeholder Procedure, Requirements & Guidelines01.07.2017Core Documents1.0101.3

This document details the stakeholder consultation & engagement Procedure, requirements & guidelines that all projects must apply.

2017-07-01 10:16:25
Safeguarding Principles & Requirements01.07.2017Core Documents1.0101.4

This document details the safeguarding principles and associated requirements that all projects must assess and conform to.

2017-07-01 12:28:53
Gender Policy04.07.2017Guidelines1.0101.1 G

This document presents the Gold Standard Gender Policy, as applicable at an organisational level and to the standards and certification of Gold Standard projects.

2017-07-04 11:45:47
Gender Equality Requirements & Guidelines30.10.2017SDG 5, Guidelines1.0101.1 G GC

Requirements and guidelines for applying the Gold Standard Gender certification process.

2017-10-30 14:56:11

Activity Requirements

TitleDateTypePDFVersionShorthandSummary
Renewable Energy Activity Requirements20.06.2017Core Documents1.0201 RE

This document provides specific requirements for renewable energy projects. It is to be read in conjunction with the Gold Standard for the Global Goals Principles & Requirements.

2017-06-20 15:22:52
Community Services Activity Requirements20.06.2017Core Documents1.0201 CS

This document provides specific requirements for Community Services projects, including renewables (mini/off-grid), end-use energy efficiency, waste management and handling and WASH. It is to be read in conjunction with the Gold Standard for the Global Goals Principles & Requirements.

2017-06-20 15:41:01
Land-use & Forests Activity Requirements03.07.2017Core Documents1.0201 LUF

This document provides specific requirements for Land-use and Forest projects, including A/R and Agriculture. It is to be read in conjunction with the Gold Standard for the Global Goals Principles & Requirements.

2017-07-03 18:53:08
LU&F Risks & Capacities Guideline05.07.2017Guidelines1.0201 LUF G R&C

This document is to be read and used in conjunction with the Gold Standard LU&F Activity Requirements. It provides the Risks & Capacities Guideline to help Projects better consider, articulate and mitigate risk.

2017-07-05 11:55:15

Contextual Requirements

TitleDateTypePDFVersionShorthandSummary
Gold Standard for Sustainable Urban Development21.06.2017Core Documents, SDG 111.0301 SUD

This document provides the Requirements and pathway to certification for Sustainable Urban Development projects and programmes.

2017-06-21 22:00:33

SDG Impact Quantification

TitleDateTypePDFVersionShorthandSummary
[401.13 ER SDMSEE] Suppressed Demand Methodology Micro-scale Electrification and Energization14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from microscope energisation and electrification projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 17:19:07
[401.13 ER AI] Programme, baseline and monitoring methodology for the introduction of an alternative ignition technique as measure to improve the energy efficiency of domestic coal fires14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from alternative ignition projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 17:52:13
[401.13 ER BFWOF] Methodology for Biodiesel from waste oil/fat from biogenic origin for use as fuel14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from biodiesel from waste projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 18:19:09
[401.13 ER CFL] Indicative Program, Baseline and Monitoring Methodology for the Large Scale Supply & Distribution of Efficient Light Bulbs, Shower Heads and Other Water Saving Devices to Households14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from household device projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 18:32:27
[401.13 ER ESFSB] Ecologically Sound Fuel Switch to Biomass with Reduced Energy Requirement14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from fuel switch to biomass projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 18:44:14
[401.13 ER SDSS PAP] Suppressed Demand Small-­scale Methodology for Energy Use for the Processing of Agricultural Products14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from agricultural product processing projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 18:50:24
[401.13 ER SDSS FP] Suppressed Demand Small-scale Methodology for Low GHG Food Preservation14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from small scale food preservation projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:03:25
[401.ER 13 FFBB] Fuel switch from fossil fuels to biomass residues in boilers for heat generation14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from biomass residue projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:12:15
[401.13 ER MM] GHG Emission Reductions from Manure Management Systems and Municipal Solid Waste14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from manure management projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:22:35
[401.13 ER FIE] Installation of Flow Improvement Equipment on Ships14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from Installation of Flow Improvement Equipment on Ships. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:31:08
[401.13 ER MS CS] Microscale Methodology for Improved Cookstoves14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from micro-scale cookstove projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:40:42
[401.13 ER TEPO] Thermal energy from plant oil for the user of cooking stoves14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from thermal energy from plant oil projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:48:07
[401.13 ER TPI] Gold Standard Methodology for Thermal performance improvements in low-income dwelling structures14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from thermal improvements in buildings. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:59:12
[401.3 ADALYS] Methodology to Estimate and Verify ADALYs from Cleaner Household Air14.06.2017SDG 3

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify ADALYs, a measure of mortality and morbidity, from cleaner household air projects.

2017-06-14 20:15:40
[401.13 ER AHC] Reducing Vessel Emissions Through the Use of Advanced Hull Coatings (Version 2.0)14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from advanced hull coating projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 20:37:55
Gold Standard for Sustainable Urban Development21.06.2017Core Documents, SDG 111.0301 SUD

This document provides the Requirements and pathway to certification for Sustainable Urban Development projects and programmes.

2017-06-21 22:00:33
[401.13 AGR SCTITP] Gold Standard Agriculture Methodology for Increasing Soil Carbon Through Improved Tillage Practices22.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions & Sequestration from improved tillage projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-22 09:52:49
[401.13 GS AGR SDM] Gold Standard Agriculture Smallholder Dairy Methodology22.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify and issue Emissions Reductions from smallholder dairy projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-22 09:58:12
[401.13 AR] Gold Standard A/R GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Methodology03.07.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions & Sequestration from A/R activities. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-07-03 19:16:40
[401.13 CDM] UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism Methodology – Gold Standard Eligibility07.07.2017SDG 132017-07-07 08:14:18
[401.13 REES] Retrofit Energy Efficiency Measures in Shipping02.08.2017SDG 13

This document provides a methodology to quantify Emissions Reductions from the retrofit of energy efficiency measures in shipping. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-08-02 07:52:12
Renewable Energy Label Product Requirements10.08.2017Core Documents, SDG 71.0501 RE

This document provides the requirements and process for Renewable Energy projects to be able to issue Gold Standard labels for eligible Renewable Energy Products such as Renewable Energy Certificates.

2017-08-10 11:49:47
[401.13 TPDDTEC] Gold Standard Technologies and Practices to Displace Decentralized Thermal Energy Consumption25.08.2017SDG 133.1401.13 TPDDTEC

Methodology Summary:

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from projects that displace decentralized thermal energy technologies. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

Methodology Shorthand:

  • 401.13 TPDDTEC

Revision History:

Version Date Remarks
3.1 25th August 2017 Addition of Annex 10, Usage Rate Guidelines
3.0 10th July 2017 Publication with GS4GG

Applicable Activity Requirements:

  • Community Services

Example Project Types:

  • Improved cookstoves
  • Biodigesters
  • Safe water supply
2017-08-25 12:32:55
[401.13 CR SLCP] Gold Standard Quantification of climate related emission reductions of Black Carbon and Co-emitted Species due to the replacement of less efficient cookstoves with improved efficiency cookstoves25.08.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify SLCP Emissions Reductions for improved cookstove projects.

2017-08-25 12:47:25
[401.13 GUIDELINE ANNEX] Cookstove Usage Rate Guidelines06.09.2017SDG 13

This document sets out the Requirements and Guidelines for carrying out usage surveys for projects implementing improved cooking devices. It is an annex to several methodologies related to clean cooking.

2017-09-06 01:30:30
[401.6] Gold Standard Methodology for Accreditation of Water Benefit Certificates10.10.2017SDG 6

Gold Standard Methodology for Water Access and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Projects

2017-10-10 23:01:07
Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative Methodology to Quantify Water Efficiency Outcomes from Seedling Nurseries10.10.2017SDG 6401.6

This methodology is specific to an adaptation of a particular planting method for sugarcane, which is part of the much more comprehensive package of practices known as the Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI).

2017-10-10 23:14:56
Gender Equality Requirements & Guidelines30.10.2017SDG 5, Guidelines1.0101.1 G GC

Requirements and guidelines for applying the Gold Standard Gender certification process.

2017-10-30 14:56:11

Product Requirements

TitleDateTypePDFVersionShorthandSummary
GHG Emissions Reductions & Sequestration Product Requirements22.06.2017Core Documents1.0501 ER

This document provides the Requirements for projects seeking the issuance of Gold Standard carbon credits (PERs, GS-VERs and GS-CERs).

2017-06-22 15:34:31
Renewable Energy Label Product Requirements10.08.2017Core Documents, SDG 71.0501 RE

This document provides the requirements and process for Renewable Energy projects to be able to issue Gold Standard labels for eligible Renewable Energy Products such as Renewable Energy Certificates.

2017-08-10 11:49:47

 

All Documents

TitleDateTypePDFVersionShorthandSummary
[401.13 ER SDMSEE] Suppressed Demand Methodology Micro-scale Electrification and Energization14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from microscope energisation and electrification projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 17:19:07
[401.13 ER AI] Programme, baseline and monitoring methodology for the introduction of an alternative ignition technique as measure to improve the energy efficiency of domestic coal fires14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from alternative ignition projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 17:52:13
[401.13 ER BFWOF] Methodology for Biodiesel from waste oil/fat from biogenic origin for use as fuel14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from biodiesel from waste projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 18:19:09
[401.13 ER CFL] Indicative Program, Baseline and Monitoring Methodology for the Large Scale Supply & Distribution of Efficient Light Bulbs, Shower Heads and Other Water Saving Devices to Households14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from household device projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 18:32:27
[401.13 ER ESFSB] Ecologically Sound Fuel Switch to Biomass with Reduced Energy Requirement14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from fuel switch to biomass projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 18:44:14
[401.13 ER SDSS PAP] Suppressed Demand Small-­scale Methodology for Energy Use for the Processing of Agricultural Products14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from agricultural product processing projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 18:50:24
[401.13 ER SDSS FP] Suppressed Demand Small-scale Methodology for Low GHG Food Preservation14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from small scale food preservation projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:03:25
[401.ER 13 FFBB] Fuel switch from fossil fuels to biomass residues in boilers for heat generation14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from biomass residue projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:12:15
[401.13 ER MM] GHG Emission Reductions from Manure Management Systems and Municipal Solid Waste14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from manure management projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:22:35
[401.13 ER FIE] Installation of Flow Improvement Equipment on Ships14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from Installation of Flow Improvement Equipment on Ships. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:31:08
[401.13 ER MS CS] Microscale Methodology for Improved Cookstoves14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from micro-scale cookstove projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:40:42
[401.13 ER TEPO] Thermal energy from plant oil for the user of cooking stoves14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from thermal energy from plant oil projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:48:07
[401.13 ER TPI] Gold Standard Methodology for Thermal performance improvements in low-income dwelling structures14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from thermal improvements in buildings. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 19:59:12
[401.3 ADALYS] Methodology to Estimate and Verify ADALYs from Cleaner Household Air14.06.2017SDG 3

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify ADALYs, a measure of mortality and morbidity, from cleaner household air projects.

2017-06-14 20:15:40
[401.13 ER AHC] Reducing Vessel Emissions Through the Use of Advanced Hull Coatings (Version 2.0)14.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from advanced hull coating projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-14 20:37:55
Principles & Requirements16.06.2017Core Documents1.0101.1

This document provides the mandatory Principles & Requirements that all Gold Standard projects must conform to. It represents the starting point for all projects seeking Gold Standard certification of any kind.

2017-06-16 11:18:01
Transition Requirements19.06.2017Core Documents1.0101.5

This document describes the timing, requirements and procedures under which existing Gold Standard projects transition to Gold Standard for the Global Goals.

2017-06-19 18:09:51
Programme of Activity Requirements19.06.2017Optional Requirements1.0101.1 OR POA

This document provides the requirements for Programmes of Activity, a term used to describe an ‘umbrella’ certification under which multiple projects may be developed.

2017-06-19 18:51:12
Micro-scale Requirements19.06.2017Optional Requirements1.0101.1 OR

This document provides the specific requirements and adjustments to requirements that apply to micro-scale projects.

2017-06-19 19:39:47
Renewable Energy Activity Requirements20.06.2017Core Documents1.0201 RE

This document provides specific requirements for renewable energy projects. It is to be read in conjunction with the Gold Standard for the Global Goals Principles & Requirements.

2017-06-20 15:22:52
Community Services Activity Requirements20.06.2017Core Documents1.0201 CS

This document provides specific requirements for Community Services projects, including renewables (mini/off-grid), end-use energy efficiency, waste management and handling and WASH. It is to be read in conjunction with the Gold Standard for the Global Goals Principles & Requirements.

2017-06-20 15:41:01
Gold Standard for Sustainable Urban Development21.06.2017Core Documents, SDG 111.0301 SUD

This document provides the Requirements and pathway to certification for Sustainable Urban Development projects and programmes.

2017-06-21 22:00:33
Technical Governance: Guiding Principles22.06.2017Core Documents1.0001

This document sets out the principles that guide all Gold Standard technical developments, including standards-setting, methodology, tools and guideline development and certification structures and decision making.

2017-06-22 07:49:21
Technical Governance Committee Terms of Reference22.06.2017Core Documents1.0001 TGC

This document defines the role, remit, authority and modalities of the Gold Standard Technical Governance Committee (TGC). The TGC is responsible for the mandating of technical governance in Gold Standard, in line with the Technical Governance Guiding Principles.

2017-06-22 07:55:28
[401.13 AGR SCTITP] Gold Standard Agriculture Methodology for Increasing Soil Carbon Through Improved Tillage Practices22.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions & Sequestration from improved tillage projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-22 09:52:49
[401.13 GS AGR SDM] Gold Standard Agriculture Smallholder Dairy Methodology22.06.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify and issue Emissions Reductions from smallholder dairy projects. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-06-22 09:58:12
Standards Setting Procedure22.06.2017Core Documents1.0001 PRO1 SSP

This document sets out the procedures and guidelines for all standards setting activities at Gold Standard. This includes the development and revision of standards, tools, guidelines, methodologies and procedures.

2017-06-22 11:22:31
Validation & Verification Body Requirements22.06.2017Assurance1.0101.A VVBR

This document describes how Gold Standard certification decisions are made and how VVBs are approved to audit Gold Standard projects. It also includes which GS-VVBs are eligible to audit different Gold Standard project certification pathways.

2017-06-22 14:20:51
GHG Emissions Reductions & Sequestration Product Requirements22.06.2017Core Documents1.0501 ER

This document provides the Requirements for projects seeking the issuance of Gold Standard carbon credits (PERs, GS-VERs and GS-CERs).

2017-06-22 15:34:31
Claims Guidelines30.06.2017Guidelines1.0101.1 G CG

These guidelines are intended to assist project developers, partners and funders in communicating accurately and appropriately about the benefits derived from Gold Standard projects.

2017-06-30 12:17:21
Stakeholder Procedure, Requirements & Guidelines01.07.2017Core Documents1.0101.3

This document details the stakeholder consultation & engagement Procedure, requirements & guidelines that all projects must apply.

2017-07-01 10:16:25
Safeguarding Principles & Requirements01.07.2017Core Documents1.0101.4

This document details the safeguarding principles and associated requirements that all projects must assess and conform to.

2017-07-01 12:28:53
Land-use & Forests Activity Requirements03.07.2017Core Documents1.0201 LUF

This document provides specific requirements for Land-use and Forest projects, including A/R and Agriculture. It is to be read in conjunction with the Gold Standard for the Global Goals Principles & Requirements.

2017-07-03 18:53:08
[401.13 AR] Gold Standard A/R GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Methodology03.07.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions & Sequestration from A/R activities. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-07-03 19:16:40
Gender Policy04.07.2017Guidelines1.0101.1 G

This document presents the Gold Standard Gender Policy, as applicable at an organisational level and to the standards and certification of Gold Standard projects.

2017-07-04 11:45:47
LU&F Risks & Capacities Guideline05.07.2017Guidelines1.0201 LUF G R&C

This document is to be read and used in conjunction with the Gold Standard LU&F Activity Requirements. It provides the Risks & Capacities Guideline to help Projects better consider, articulate and mitigate risk.

2017-07-05 11:55:15
[401.13 CDM] UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism Methodology – Gold Standard Eligibility07.07.2017SDG 132017-07-07 08:14:18
[401.13 REES] Retrofit Energy Efficiency Measures in Shipping02.08.2017SDG 13

This document provides a methodology to quantify Emissions Reductions from the retrofit of energy efficiency measures in shipping. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

2017-08-02 07:52:12
Renewable Energy Label Product Requirements10.08.2017Core Documents, SDG 71.0501 RE

This document provides the requirements and process for Renewable Energy projects to be able to issue Gold Standard labels for eligible Renewable Energy Products such as Renewable Energy Certificates.

2017-08-10 11:49:47
[401.13 TPDDTEC] Gold Standard Technologies and Practices to Displace Decentralized Thermal Energy Consumption25.08.2017SDG 133.1401.13 TPDDTEC

Methodology Summary:

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify GHG Emissions Reductions from projects that displace decentralized thermal energy technologies. Used in conjunction with the GHG Emissions Reduction & Sequestration Product Requirements project may be issued with carbon credits.

Methodology Shorthand:

  • 401.13 TPDDTEC

Revision History:

Version Date Remarks
3.1 25th August 2017 Addition of Annex 10, Usage Rate Guidelines
3.0 10th July 2017 Publication with GS4GG

Applicable Activity Requirements:

  • Community Services

Example Project Types:

  • Improved cookstoves
  • Biodigesters
  • Safe water supply
2017-08-25 12:32:55
[401.13 CR SLCP] Gold Standard Quantification of climate related emission reductions of Black Carbon and Co-emitted Species due to the replacement of less efficient cookstoves with improved efficiency cookstoves25.08.2017SDG 13

This document provides the Requirements to be followed by projects seeking to quantify SLCP Emissions Reductions for improved cookstove projects.

2017-08-25 12:47:25
Previous Template VersionsPrevious Template Versions25.08.2017Uncategorized2017-08-25 15:16:05
[401.13 GUIDELINE ANNEX] Cookstove Usage Rate Guidelines06.09.2017SDG 13

This document sets out the Requirements and Guidelines for carrying out usage surveys for projects implementing improved cooking devices. It is an annex to several methodologies related to clean cooking.

2017-09-06 01:30:30
[401.6] Gold Standard Methodology for Accreditation of Water Benefit Certificates10.10.2017SDG 6

Gold Standard Methodology for Water Access and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Projects

2017-10-10 23:01:07
Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative Methodology to Quantify Water Efficiency Outcomes from Seedling Nurseries10.10.2017SDG 6401.6

This methodology is specific to an adaptation of a particular planting method for sugarcane, which is part of the much more comprehensive package of practices known as the Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI).

2017-10-10 23:14:56
Gender Equality Requirements & Guidelines30.10.2017SDG 5, Guidelines1.0101.1 G GC

Requirements and guidelines for applying the Gold Standard Gender certification process.

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This document sets out Gold Standard’s approach to the monitoring and evaluation of its impacts.  It is intended to indicate how the the ISEAL Code of Good Practice; “Assessing the Impacts of Social and Environmental Standards Systems” is/will be applied.

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Project Design Document template

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