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Gold Standard FAQs
Voluntary Carbon Markets Post-2020 FAQs
Land Use and Forests FAQs
Offsetting and the low-carbon transition FAQs
Water Benefit Certificates FAQs
Purchasing Offsets from GOLD STANDARD Certified Projects
ABOUT GOLD STANDARD
The Gold Standard Foundation
What is Gold Standard?
Why was Gold Standard created?
How is Gold Standard funded?
How is Gold Standard governed?
Gold Standard for the Global Goals
What is Gold Standard for the Global Goals?
What types of projects are eligible to register with Gold Standard?
How do I support Gold Standard projects?
OFFSETTING AND THE LOW-CARBON TRANSITION
Carbon credits and the Paris Agreement
What is emissions trading and how does it work?
What are the main differences between a compliance carbon market and a voluntary carbon market?
How can we know if an emission reduction is real?
What does “additionality” mean and why is it important?
What is a carbon credit?
What is the business case for carbon offsetting? How can it build business value?
Are carbon credits just ‘permissions to pollute’?
What is a carbon credit worth?
How do I calculate my carbon footprint?
Sustainable Development Goals
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
How do Gold Standard projects help achieve the SDGs?
PURCHASING OFFSETS THROUGH THE GOLD STANDARD WEBSITE
How can I purchase carbon credits?
What do I receive if I make a purchase through the Gold Standard website?
What to do if you don't receive an email confirmation?
Where does the money go?
Pricing + payments
How are carbon credits on the marketplace priced?
What payment options do you provide?
Can you process invoices directly?
Setting up a subscription/monthly payments?
Are my contributions tax deductible?
CARBON REMOVALS AND NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS
Why do we need Gold Standard forestry projects?
How do you ensure that Gold Standard Emission Reductions from sequestration (Land Use) represent permanent carbon reductions? For example, what happens if a forest burns down?
What is a Planned Emission Reduction (PER)?
How is the carbon stored in forests measured?
What role do plantations play in Gold Standard land use activities?
Is avoiding emissions better than fixation or sequestration of CO2?
What is The Gold Standard’s position on REDD+?
Why do we need Gold Standard Agriculture projects?
VOLUNTARY CARBON MARKETS POST-2020
Transitioning projects to Gold Standard
How will Ongoing Financial Need (OFN) work? Is it the same as additionality?
How can CDM projects transition to Gold Standard? Can they maintain their CDM registration?
How will Gold Standard deal with old and/or financially sustainable legacy projects such as Chinese or Turkish wind energy projects?
Will Gold Standard require Corresponding Adjustments?
Why does Gold Standard believe that Corresponding Adjustments are needed for offsetting claims in the future?
Why is Gold Standard proposing to introduce Corresponding Adjustment Requirements for offsetting claims in a staggered fashion?
Are Corresponding Adjustments required only inside Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)? Or outside as well?
When does a project need to get an LoAA if they wish their credits to be eligible for CORSIA -- and to remain eligible for offsetting claims in the longer term?
Emission Reduction Claims
How will you monitor claims - offsetting versus carbon neutrality?
Does Gold Standard consider Carbon Neutrality to be a credible claim?
Other draft positions
Will Gold Standard support REDD+ Projects?
What new areas will Gold Standard target post-2020?
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