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April 2023

ACR at Winrock International and fellow Winrock enterprise ART approved by ICAO for first phase of CORSIA

April 24, 2023

ACR at Winrock International and Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART), for which Winrock serves as secretariat, are the first two crediting programs approved to supply credits for first phase of CORSIA, 2024-2026.   ACR and ART were notified in late March by the ICAO Council of approval to supply CORSIA-eligible emissions units for the 2024-2026 compliance […]

How Winrock International supports impact investment in sustainable development and climate action

April 20, 2023

As a mission-driven organization focused on sustainable international and domestic development, Winrock International recognizes the massive amount of work that lies ahead to fill the estimated investment gap between where the world is, today, and the amount of money needed in order to hit the goals set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. I’ve […]

Winrock and VCMI partner to improve claims code of practice

April 14, 2023

Winrock International is excited to announce a new partnership with the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) to produce an operable VCMI Claims Code of Practice for voluntary use of carbon credits. The purpose of the Claims Code of Practice is to provide clear guidance to companies and other non-state actors on when and how […]

Winrock International announces two new board members

April 12, 2023

April 12, 2023 — Winrock International, the U.S.-based national and international economic development organization, today announced the appointments of Stacy Swann and Mark Watson to its board of directors.  “I speak on behalf of all of Winrock in saying we are both elated and excited to welcome Stacy and Mark to our board,” said Winrock […]

U.S. Department of State, Bezos Earth Fund, and The Rockefeller Foundation select Winrock International as the crediting body for energy transition

April 11, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. | April 11, 2023 ― The U.S. Department of State, the Bezos Earth Fund and The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the selection of Winrock International, to develop and administer the carbon crediting standard to be employed by the Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA). The ETA is a joint initiative to catalyze private capital to accelerate […]

Assessing carbon storage in Florida’s Everglades

April 11, 2023

When most people envision forests, they imagine sweeping terrestrial landscapes, such as the massive Boreal Taiga of Siberia, the Amazon rainforest, or the majestic redwoods of California. These vital and diverse landscapes around the world are cherished for their beauty and the benefits they provide. Much of our work at Winrock focuses on addressing the […]

How to integrate remote sensing into the forest carbon market, the right way

April 7, 2023

The forest carbon market quantifies and monetizes the climate benefits of preserving and growing healthy forest ecosystems. The industry has seen rapid growth in recent years and is demanding quality and scalability. Standards bodies, such as the American Carbon Registry (ACR), the world’s oldest private greenhouse gas (GHG) registry, are gatekeepers for quality assurance and […]

Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development (CREED) expands its Board

April 6, 2023

The Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development is excited to announce the appointment of 13 new member signatory organizations to the CREED Board of Directors. Each member signatory organization is represented by an Executive and Supporting Member. The additions to the Board include: These new Directors — who officially began their Board service […]

American Carbon Registry announces new conservation fellowship and presents Carbon Market Awards at annual gala

April 4, 2023

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 22, 2023 – The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, has announced the co-creation with Green Assets of a new conservation fellowship, in remembrance of the late Hunter Parks, to expand the technical knowledge base for harnessing the power of carbon markets for conservation finance. The announcement was […]