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Gold Standard Announces New Carbon Market Regulations Tracker.

Read more in the June 28 edition of Invert Insights.


This week, Gold Standard launched their Carbon Market Regulations Tracker. Released under the “Enabling National Ownership in a High-Integrity Carbon Market” program with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and developed in partnership with South Pole, this comprehensive tool enhances visibility on carbon market regulations across continents, benefiting project developers, governments, and other market actors.

With data covering 34 jurisdictions and including 41 international, national and subnational regulations, the tracker provides detailed information regarding type and status, entry-into-force dates, comprehensive summaries, and direct links to regulations and applicable resources. A commitment to ongoing and regular updates ensures that the tracker will remain a relevant and valuable resource for market participants. 

As an inclusive tool for the voluntary carbon market, the tracker provides important benefits to both project developers and carbon credit buyers.

For project developers:

  • Enhanced Compliance: Stay informed about the latest regulations to ensure projects meet all compliance requirements.
  • Informed Decision-Making: Access detailed regulatory information to make better project decisions.
  • Trend Identification: Identify emerging trends and best practices across jurisdictions to optimize project strategies.

For carbon credit buyers:

  • Market Insights: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory landscape to make informed purchasing decisions.
  • Risk Mitigation: Ensure purchased credits comply with the latest regulations, reducing potential risks.
  • Strategic Planning: Leverage regulatory trends and insights to align sustainability goals with market realities.

Gold Standard will host a webinar on July 17th to present the new tracker and explore emerging trends in national regulations, their implications for market actors, and examples of good practices.

Invert Insights.

💡 The new tracker supports improved carbon market awareness and transparency by providing up-to-date information on the latest global regulations, supporting project developers, governments, and investors in staying compliant with local and international laws.

💡 An improved and holistic understanding of the regulatory landscape allows stakeholders to better plan and align their carbon projects and investments with current and upcoming regulations, reducing uncertainties and risks associated with non-compliance.

💡 By providing a framework to review and evaluate regulations on a global scale, the new tracker allows for trend analysis and pattern recognition that will support the identification and adoption of best practices that promote higher standards and efficiencies within the carbon market.