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July 2023

American Carbon Registry (ACR) incentivizes plugging orphaned oil and gas wells for climate action

July 17, 2023

They’re hiding in plain sight: a broken old pumpjack in the distance off the highway, an ancient rusty valve head in the middle of a barren field. Unplugged, inactive, ownerless and leaking, tens of thousands of orphaned oil and gas wells dot landscapes across the U.S. and Canada. They’re so common, it’s easy not to […]

Transforming youth trajectories through Skills to Launch

July 17, 2023

After graduating high school, 18-year-old Joseph Flores of Bryant, Arkansas, was at a crossroads. He wanted to advance from his position as a general laborer at U.S. Vanadium Holding Company but couldn’t see a path forward. He was helping out at the Hot Springs-based chemical manufacturer wherever needed, whether shoveling leftover milled material or operating […]
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Research into Action: The U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report and U.S. Foreign Assistance Programming

July 11, 2023

The U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report, now in its 23rd year, is a global reference point for governments, civil society and citizens leading the fight against trafficking in persons. It is also a guide for the diverse programming that the U.S. government supports annually to combat TIP internationally through agencies including the […]

No documents, no rights

July 5, 2023

THE OFFER Nazgul, a single mother of four, wanted to buy her children a home so that they could have a place of their own. Short of money, she traveled to neighboring Kazakhstan in search of job opportunities, but instead she found herself wandering around the country trying to make ends meet. When her son […]

Three approaches to support locally-led land management solutions to strengthen climate resilient food systems in the Sahel

July 3, 2023

Sustainable land management practices benefit from land tenure clarity, as landowners are more likely to engage in climate resilient, regenerative agricultural practices once their tenure rights are guaranteed, either permanently or with a documented long-term lease. That is particularly important in the Nigerien context, whose exposure to successive droughts and floods event has become a […]