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

Requirements for conducting a mandatory stakeholder consultation and engaging stakeholders affected by a project on an ongoing basis. ...

Safeguarding principles and associated requirements that all projects must assess and conform to throughout the certification process. ...

Requirements, timings and procedures to transition projects from previous version of Gold Standard to Gold Standard for the Global Goals (GS4GG). ...

Requirements for designing and implementing a Programme of Activity (PoA) – an 'umbrella' certification under which multiple projects may be developed. ...

Specific requirements for micro-scale projects – those projects with less than 10,000 tCO2e in annual emissions reductions. ...

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. ...

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. ...