The Gold Standard Foundation

Frequently asked questions about the Foundation

What is Gold Standard?
Gold Standard was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs as a best practice standard to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions featu...
Mon, 22 Nov, 2021 at 10:29 PM
Why was Gold Standard created?
In 2003, representatives of environmental and human rights organisations convened in Brussels to discuss their concerns that carbon markets could become a ‘...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 at 3:01 PM
How is Gold Standard funded?
Roughly two thirds of our funding comes from the income generated by our certification activities, this pays for our core team. The remaining third comes fr...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 at 3:03 PM
How is Gold Standard governed?
Gold Standard's day-to-day activities are run by the Secretariat and overseen by the Governance Board who provide financial oversight and strategic gov...
Mon, 30 Nov, 2020 at 4:28 PM