The Gold Standard version 2

Published: 01/08/2008

The Gold Standard is a certification scheme for voluntary and compliance carbon credits, accepting only renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that actively promote sustainable development. The Gold Standard Version 2 consists of the following documents:

  • The Requirements present the fundamental principles and the rules of Gold Standard certification in a concise way.
  • The Toolkit describes the project cycle and provides examples and detailed instructions on the use of the Gold Standard.
  • The Upgrade explains the differences between the Gold Standard Version 1 and 2.