The project activity must be one of the following eligible project types for issuance of Gold Standard VERs:
(a) Renewable Energy Supply: Project activities that generate and deliver energy services (e.g. mechanical work/electricity/heat) from non-fossil and renewable energy sources.
(b) End-Use Energy Efficiency Improvement: Project activities that reduce energy requirements as compared to baseline scenario without affecting the level and quality of services or products, where the end user of the products and services are clearly identified and when the physical intervention is required at the user end (for example, efficient cooking, heating, lighting, etc.).
(c) Waste Handling & Disposal: The waste handling and disposal category refers to all waste handling projects that deliver an energy service (e.g. landfill gas with some of the recovered methane used for electricity generation) or a usable product with sustainable development benefits (e.g. composting).
(d) Land Use and Forests (LUF): including Afforestation/Reforestation and Agriculture Projects (note – CDM LUF projects are not eligible for GS Labelling).