The Gold Standard

The Gold Standard

The Gold Standard is a Swiss-based non-profit foundation supported by a group of 51 NGOs and charitable organisations.

Gold Standard accreditation is a certification scheme that recognizes the best projects in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Projects that use the Gold Standard method are the premium projects in the carbon market. The project method requires the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that promise sustainable development for the local community. All Gold Standard projects are rigorously tested for environmental quality by registered third parties.

Banner Image: