The Gold Standard Retroactive Guideline for ‘Land Use & Forest’ projects

5 March 2015

A project can issue CO2-certificates only within its crediting period. The crediting period cannot start before the project start, but may start after. 

If a project has its Initial Certification later than the project start, retroactive crediting of up to 3 years is possible. In the case that new areas are added to a project (New Area Certification), its crediting period may not be moved earlier to the date of the existing crediting period. 

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