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Winrock International

July 2020

Setting the Carbon Standard

July 23, 2020

Winrock International is known for sound science and environmental integrity, and has worked for decades to mobilize climate actions that benefit the world’s most vulnerable populations through operation of the American Carbon Registry (ACR) and Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART). “Winrock believes that climate change will have a profound impact on the world’s most at-risk […]

Winrock Mourns the Passing of David W. Kaiser (1969-2020)

July 21, 2020

Trailblazing climate advocate and longtime Winrock Board member, David W. Kaiser, passed away on July 15, 2020 at a family home on Mount Desert Island, Maine. He was 50 years old. Mr. Kaiser is survived by his mother, Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, also a former Winrock board member; a sister, Miranda Kaiser; his wife, Rosemary Corbett, […]

The People of PIER: Susan Nurhasanah

July 16, 2020

What is your role in the PIER project? I’m the private finance consultant, focusing on the PIER project in Indonesia. I supported the country assessment for Indonesia, helped identify potential projects and, together with the project lead, developed a project implementation plan. I’m part of the on-the-ground team implementing the project, and I manage our […]

Return Migration Presents an Opportunity for Change in Nepal

July 15, 2020

Poverty, lack of domestic employment and increased income opportunities outside the country have driven Nepali youth to foreign employment. For a few years the numbers of female migrants have been steadily rising, too. The age restrictions the government places on women who want to migrate to India and the Gulf states for domestic work means […]

Trafficking Survivor Creates Fund for Migrants in Bangladesh

July 14, 2020

Saiful Islam grew up the youngest of seven children in a poor family in the Rangpur District of Bangladesh. He became a supervisor after completing his higher secondary education and he passed his bachelors exam, too. But after receiving his degree, he wasn’t able to find a job. With no other options, he began to […]

The People of PIER: Natalie Rice

July 2, 2020

What is your role within the PIER project? I am the communications intern. I’ve been working on blog interviews about the team (like this one), beefing up our social media footprint, designing creative infographics, and any other tasks that the team could use my help with. What excites you about the project? I never really […]

Surviving Human Trafficking

July 1, 2020

By Dinara Saliyeva Razia (name changed to protect her identity) crouched behind the bushes along a highway in Kazakhstan, hiding every time a car passed by. She was determined to escape, fearful that her “owner” was chasing her and that she might have to return to the meaningless existence she had been trapped in for […]