>> Gold Standard VER Registry

(i) Gold Standard Foundation announced the creation of the Gold Standard VER Registry. The registry, will operate on APX's Environmental Market Depository™ technology, provide stakeholders with an easy-to-use, web-based system that creates, tracks, and enables trading of Gold Standard Voluntary Emissions Reductions (VER) credits around the world. The registry will also serve as the Gold Standard's Clean Development Mechanism/Joint Implementation (CDM/JI) project database to track the certification of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) and Emission Reduction Units (ERUs).

The Gold Standard Foundation offers quality label to CDM/JI and voluntary offset projects. Renewable energy and energy efficiency projects with sustainable development benefits are eligible. The Gold Standard is endorsed by over 55 non-governmental organizations worldwide.

(ii) the report of the forty-first meeting of the CDM Executive Board (30 July to 02 August 2008), including its annexes, is now available on the UNFCCC CDM
website <http://cdm.unfccc.int/EB/index.html>.

Articles submitted by H K Prabhakar



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