What is the CDM Gold Standard (CDM GS)?

24 January 2020

The CDM Gold Standard is built on the basis of the CDM standard, but includes an additional focus on sustainable development contribution and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The GS is operated by the Gold Standard Foundation, established in 2003 by a group of NGOs led by WWF. All approved projects are registered in the Gold Standard online registry, to ensure a transparent chain of ownership that does not allow double counting, carbon leakage and other credibility issues that need to be monitored to ensue credible & sustainable climate action.