Article 6 + Corresponding Adjustments

Frequently asked questions on the topic of Corresponding Adjustments and how Gold Standard is thinking to operationalise these in a post-2020 voluntary carbon markets

Does Gold Standard allow for its carbon credits to be labelled as authorised and correspondingly adjusted under Article 6?
Yes. In October 2022, Gold Standard introduced new functionality into its Impact Registry, which will enable its carbon credits to be labelled as authorised...
Thu, 10 Nov, 2022 at 2:26 PM
Is Gold Standard requiring all projects to have corresponding adjustments?
No. Gold Standard will continue to issue VERs to projects regardless of whether the host country has authorised the VERs for use by other entities under Art...
Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 at 5:33 PM
How do I get agreement to an Article 6 authorisation / corresponding adjustment?
We recommend that you get in touch with the relevant government entity in your project’s host country, which is likely to be the Designated National Authori...
Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 at 5:38 PM
Can a corresponding adjustment be applied for VERs with vintages prior to 2021?
The potential for double-counting with the host country’s NDC is relevant to the NDC implementation period, which is recognised as starting in 2021. As such...
Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 at 5:44 PM
Why does Gold Standard believe that Corresponding Adjustments are needed for offsetting claims in the future?
By claiming to have offset emissions, an organisation is effectively stating that the act of purchasing carbon credits has counteracted their unabated emiss...
Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 at 5:48 PM
What is a non-offset / impact claim?
An offset claim, which includes claims to carbon or climate-neutrality, implies that a buyer’s emissions have been offset, compensated for or neutralised by...
Tue, 12 Oct, 2021 at 11:55 AM