Gold Standard

Posted on 15 December 2003

The Gold Standard - a quality benchmark tool for planners, developpers and investors
If designed correctly, CDM and JI projects can play a valuable role in promoting the spread of sustainable energy technologies both within and outside the industrialised world.

The key phrase is ‘if designed correctly’: the Gold Standard: Quality Standards for the CDM and JI” is designed to be an independent best practice benchmark for CDM and JI greenhouse gas offset projects that ensures that this is the case.

It offers project developers a tool with which they can ensure that the CDM and JI deliver credible projects with real environmental benefits and, in so doing, give confidence to host countries and the public that projects represent new and additional investments in sustainable energy services.