• Improved Markit registry doubles users, helped by Gold Standard

    17 December 2013

    Markit has enhanced its online registry for carbon credits in a move it believes will give a welcome boost to liquidity in the voluntary markets.

  • COP Blog: The evolution of equity

    16 November 2013

    The notion of equity has always been one of the most divisive concepts at the UN climate negotiations. In fact, many argue that it has been the deal breaker to a global agreement more than once.

  • Burmese opportunities

    04 June 2013

    As Myanmar opens for foreign investment, the opportunity to pursue a sustainable development pathway is within reach – if the climate finance flows can be achieved. Joshua Speckman looks at the opportunities for investors, and finds they are abundant

  • First Sudanese carbon project registered

    22 March 2013

    A project that will reduce emissions by installing clean cookstoves in households in war-torn Darfur has been registered with the Gold Standard.

  • Malawi suppressed demand cookstove project issued with carbon credits

    07 February 2013

    A cookstove project in Malawi using a suppressed demand approach has been issued with carbon credits, the first time such a project has been awarded with Gold Standard units.

  • Gold Standard hires Markit to create new registry

    18 January 2013

    The Gold Standard Foundation has appointed financial service provider Markit to develop and manage its new registry for voluntary carbon credits.

  • Corporates resume carbon offset buying

    01 November 2012

    Corporate interest in buying verified emission reductions (VERs) is on the rise again, although with a different focus than before the recession, according to one leading project developer and retailer.

  • Gold Standard registers first clean water project in Asia

    09 October 2012

    The first water filtration project using carbon finance in Asia has been registered with the Gold Standard.

  • Darfur refugee camps tap carbon finance

    03 October 2012

    Refugees in Sudan are set to benefit from the carbon market, with the establishment of a project to supply cookstoves and water filtration systems to camps in Darfur – which uses a novel approach to verifying emission reductions.

  • Gold Standard branches out into forestry with CarbonFix buy, FSC link

    18 September 2012

    The Gold Standard has acquired rival carbon credit standard CarbonFix as part of its move into the land-use sector, it announced today.