Water Benefit Standard launched at World Water Week in Stockholm in September 2014
The official launch of the Water Benefit Standard took place at Stockholm’s World Water Week on September 3rd during an hour long side event featuring a panel made up of Sascha Lafeld from First Climate, Brendan Smith from the Gold Standard Foundation, James Dalton from the IUCN, Biksham Gujja from AgSri and Alexis Morgan from WWF. Speaking to a packed audience hall, the panel members discussed the standard concept, its development over the past three years and the first two demonstration projects to issue WBCs before fielding questions from the audience.
In addition to marking a shift in the activities of the Water Benefit Partners PPP from standard development to the creation of a project pipeline and marketing of WBCs, the Gold Standard also announced the initiation of a public consultation phase to take place until the end of the year. With the beta version of standard documentation now available on the Gold Standard website, all interested organizations and individuals have been asked to provide their input in order to make the standard as robust and credible as possible.
More information on the public consultation can be found here:
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