The Climate Change Institute list of Carbon Credit Certificate Sellers

Gold Standard for the Global Goals is our next-generation standard, designed to accelerate progress toward climate security and sustainable development. The standard enables initiatives to quantify, certify and maximize their impacts toward climate security and the Sustainable Development Goals, while enhanced safeguards, holistic project design, management of trade-offs and local stakeholder engagement ensure Gold Standard continues to deliver the highest levels of environmental and social integrity.

Not all carbon offset programs are created equal, as made evident in a recent investigation of forestry projects by ProPublica. To shop smarter, check to see how much money goes to the organization’s overhead rather than to the project you want to support. And, keep an eye out for projects with collateral benefits, like contributing to sustainable development, improving air quality, or strengthening biodiversity.