Frequently asked questions on our forestry related activities

Why do we need Gold Standard forestry projects?
Land use plays an enormous role in the carbon balance of the planet; yearly an amount corresponding to 50 times the net emissions caused by humans cumulates...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 at 3:06 PM
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?
Certification of Gold Standard projects for carbon sequestration ensures climate integrity through five backstops designed to ensure that activities do not ...
Mon, 17 May, 2021 at 9:16 PM
What is a Planned Emission Reduction (PER)?
Many climate protection projects require upfront finance and often use forward sales of Emission Reductions, that is, securing sales before the actual issua...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 at 3:09 PM
How is the carbon stored in forests measured?
The quantity of carbon stored in a forest depends on factors like geographical location, mix of species, silvicultural management, soil type, and climate.  ...
Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 at 8:54 PM
What role do plantations play in Gold Standard land use activities?
There are concerns that the Gold Standard Requirements on forests (A/R and IFM) could lead to a significant increase in plantations. Gold Standard does ...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 at 3:10 PM