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As of: September 2016

Training of Local 'Gold Standard' Experts

Objective and activities

The project was set up to develop the carbon market, especially to improve the quality and sustainability of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). To this end, the project established a global network of regional Gold Standard managers who supported project developers on the ground through local stakeholder consultations, on-site audits and project visits. Project developers as well as Designated National Authorities (DNAs), non-governmental organisations, technical cooperation organisations, Designated Operational Entities (DOEs) and retailers were trained with the aim to establish The Gold Standard as a benchmark for CDM projects.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed  
  • Positions established for seven regional Gold Standard managers and one Network Controller (for 2 years)  
  • More network staff members have been financed through WWF Netherlands and The Gold Standard Foundation  
  • 40 training workshops, four Gold Standard academies and over 40 conference visits aimed at project developers, DOEs and DNAs were carried out
  • A new market for CDM projects, among them more than 20 projects in Sub-Sahara Africa, was developed

Project data


Partner institution:

WWF Netherlands

Implementing organisation:

The Gold Standard Foundation

BMUB grant:
€ 984,094

11/2008 till 12/2010


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