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Scale-up of Gold Standard expertise in emerging markets

Accelerate the growth of Gold Standard certified projects through training of validators, government representatives and local NGOs and financial institutions, with the goal of achieving another 50 Gold Standard projects in these regions.

Locations

South Africa
25° 42' 24.84" S, 28° 13' 45.84" E
India
28° 36' 0" N, 77° 12' 0" E
China
39° 55' 44.04" N, 116° 23' 16.8" E
Brazil
15° 46' 46.92" S, 47° 55' 46.92" W
Main activity and output: 
  • Conduct a refresher training of Gold Standard POCs
  • Training of DOEs, DNAs, local NGOs and other stakeholders, local financial institutions, carbon brokers and buyers on Gold Standard certification
  • Develop a project case study from each of the four regions, showing how each of the above actors is involved in GS project implementation and operation.
  • Case studies will include one programmatic CDM project, one EE building project, one project showcasing better access to energy for those beyond the national grid, and one focusing on promoting local health benefits.
Expected impact: 
  • Rapid proliferation of Gold Standard projects in these regions, working towards the overall goal of 50 new GS projects
  • Direct engagement of the POCs with regional DOEs, DNAs, local NGOs and other stakeholders, local financial institutions, carbon brokers and buyers
  • General acceleration of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, improved access to energy for local stakeholders, and achievement of the UN MDGs.