The Gold Standard Foundation

Frequently asked questions about the Foundation

What is Gold Standard?
We believe in a climate secure world where sustainable development brings life-changing benefits to communities everywhere. As a standards body, we work to ...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 at 2:54 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...
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