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November 2021

Winrock’s ONE-SL Project Highlighted in U.S. Plan to Conserve Global Forests

November 11, 2021

At COP26 during the World Leaders Summit Forest Day session on November 2, 2021, the United States announced the Plan to Conserve Global Forests: Critical Carbon Sinks, which includes an inventory of new and existing programs that support the implementation of the Plan including the Department of State-funded, Winrock-executed Offsetting National Emissions from Sustainable Landscapes Plus […]

Winrock Receives Visa Foundation Funding to Help Southern Small Businesses Recover and Grow

November 11, 2021

Little Rock, Ark. – November 11, 2021 – Winrock International has received a $500,000 grant from the Visa Foundation to promote economic growth in the U.S. South and Southeast by helping small businesses access loan assistance from the Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund. Through the Visa Foundation-funded SOAR Technical Assistance Project, Winrock and partners […]

LEAF Coalition Announces $1 Billion Mobilized, Intent for REDD+ Transactions and New Participants

November 9, 2021

GLASGOW — November 8, 2021 – The  Secretariat of the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART), hosted by Winrock International, welcomes the series of announcements last week at COP26 by the LEAF (Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest finance) Coalition.  At the World Leaders’ Summit, LEAF announced it has mobilized $1 billion USD for forest country governments […]

GEF Names Winrock International Winner of Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation

November 8, 2021

November 8, 2021 – Today at COP26, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) announced that Winrock International is one of the 10 new winners of its Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation, a competition that provides seed funding for innovative initiatives to help vulnerable countries cope with the climate crisis. Winrock, in partnership with the U.N. Food […]

U.S. Department of State Commits Additional Funds to the United States – Jamaica Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership

November 5, 2021

As the Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership between the United States and Jamaican governments enters its final year, the U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Office announced it provided an additional $597,000 USD (approximately JMD $89.6M) in financial support to its civil society partners – Warnath Group and Winrock International – to expand on […]

Winrock CEO Appointed to EXIM Bank’s Council on Climate

November 5, 2021

November 5, 2021 – In conjunction with COP26, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) today announced the appointment of Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson to its newly established Chair’s Council on Climate, a subcommittee of EXIM’s Advisory Committee. EXIM named Climate Finance Advisors CEO Stacy Swann as chair of the new council. “I’m […]

Unavoidable Consumption: Escaping “The Bad Place” – While We Still Can

November 1, 2021

A storyline in the NBC sitcom “The Good Place” results in all humanity being damned to “The Bad Place” because the nature of modern life ─ not least our seemingly innate, hyper-consumptive human nature ─ means we cannot avoid negative impacts on the planet and all others who live here. Is this the reality of […]