June 4, 2010, Newsletter Issue #33: Go For The Gold

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The Gold Standard, an independently audited organization supported by 42 NGO's (including Greenpeace and The David Suzuki Foundation), honors superior offset programs. Their validation process is based on three criteria:

Long term benefits: renewable energy and energy efficiency projects bring long-term benefits, particularly to poor countries;Traceable results: the projects have to be new, not just renamed or revamped existing projects;Shared decision-making: cooperation with local people in the implementation of projects is important.

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