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THE GOLD STANDARD – BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW

Posted on
29 August 2003
What is the Gold Standard? 
 
The Gold Standard is the first independent best practice benchmark for CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) and JI (Joint Implementation) greenhouse gas offset projects. It provides project developers with a tool to ensure that the CDM and JI deliver credible projects with real environmental benefits and, in so doing, confidence to host countries and the public that projects represent new and additional investments in sustainable energy services.
 

 
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