New projects certified by the Gold Standard for the Global Goals strengthen South Pole commitment to sustainable development
Two renewable energy projects from South Pole in Vietnam and Thailand are among the first to achieve certification from the Gold Standard for the Global Goals (GS4GG).
GS4GG is a comprehensive standard to accelerate global progress toward climate security and sustainable development. Achieving the GS4GG standard certifies that projects' emissions reductions are measured and verified and deliver real benefits for local communities by aligning with at least three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The two certified projects from South Pole, a global sustainability solutions provider, are Bac Lieu Wind in Vietnam and Siam Solar Energy in Thailand. By preventing the emission of hundreds of thousands of tonnes of greenhouse gases per year, generating clean, reliable renewable energy and creating over 200 new jobs in small scale economies, these projects promote sustainable development in Asia and contribute to achieving SDGs 7, 8, and 13.
South Pole plans to ensure that more of its eligible projects achieve this robust standard. Currently the leading provider of international emissions reductions projects, the company has a portfolio of over 500 projects spanning six continents, creating environmental, economic, and health benefits in communities across the world. South Pole has developed premium Gold Standard projects for over a decade, and saved over 80 million tonnes of CO 2 since 2006. The GS4GG will allow South Pole to continue to deliver impactful projects across a broad spectrum of technologies and initiatives.
"Meeting the ambition of the Paris Agreement and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) go hand in hand. As the world's largest provider of international emission reduction certificates, we can offer our clients carbon credits generated by projects that deliver a wide range of development benefits alongside climate action. We have shown this again by becoming one of the first organisations to transition our project to the Gold Standard for the Global Goals," says Andrea Rumiz, Director Key Accounts, South Pole [pending].
"Our team employs the most robust and advanced methodologies to assess the contributions our projects make towards the SDGs. We've been excited to apply this knowledge in the transitioning and development of new projects to successfully comply with the new Gold Standard for Global Goals," says Tanushree Bagh-Mukherjee, Senior Manager Sustainable Standards, South Pole.
For more information on South Pole's recently transitioned projects, follow the links below:
For further inquiries regarding projects or available carbon credits, please reach out to
Natalia Gorina, Sales Director Carbon & Renewables, South Pole, at [email protected]