Established by the World Wildlife Fund, the Gold Standard certifies carbon offset projects that demonstrate carbon sequestration outcomes as well as positively impact the economy, health, welfare and/or environment of the community where the project is located.
All Gold Standard carbon credits represent the reduction or removal of one tonne of CO2 equivalent, plus the Sustainable Development Goals benefits associated with the project from which they are issued.
Gold Standard continues to represent the best that can be achieved in carbon markets, featuring the most stringent environmental and social safeguards, local stakeholder consultation as well as many other requirements for accreditation. More on these can be found here.
Carbon Landscapes is working with Gold Standard to ensure our carbon offsets are compliant to the standards that Gold Standard set. For example, our Gariwerd Restoration Project is aiming to achieve Goals 13 (Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts) and 15 (Life on Land: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss).