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Prioritizing Decarbonization Pathways to Curb Climate Change

Oct 29 2021

In a few days, nations across the globe will convene at the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow to accelerate actions to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, and preferably below 1.5 ⁰C. The outcomes of COP26 will be critical, especially […]

Mobilizing Large-scale Climate Solutions from the Forest Sector, Introducing TREES 2.0

Sep 13 2021

Originally published by Ecosystem Marketplace, a Forest Trends Initiative. The Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) has released an expanded and enhanced version of The REDD+ Environmental Excellence Standard (TREES) for measuring, monitoring, verifying and crediting climate progress in the forest sector. The updated version – TREES 2.0 – broadens opportunities to unlock large-scale solutions from forests in […]

Claiming Space for Women’s Leadership

Mar 8 2021

When discussing the careers of women leaders, there’s a phenomenon referred to as the “glass cliff.” A relative of the term glass ceiling, the “glass cliff” is when a company is in trouble and a female leader is put in charge to save it. The notion suggests that when women are finally given a chance […]

How Winrock and Microsoft Worked Together to Manage Data in Vietnam

Dec 14 2020

In 2018, under the USAID-funded Vietnam Forests and Deltas Project, Microsoft and Winrock began an exciting partnership. The goal: to harness data across environmental and social indicators to help the Government of Vietnam better understand the impact of its innovative Payments for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) system. PFES pays upstream forest owners to maintain healthy […]

From Every Angle: Winrock’s Commitment to Water Security in Tanzania

Nov 17 2020

Winrock has worked in Tanzania across a variety of sectors over the past 40 years, and much of its work there over the last decade has been dedicated to improving water resource allocation and management to ensure sustainable, equitable access to water for all. Water security has always been a priority for Tanzania, especially increasing […]

Return Migration Presents an Opportunity for Change in Nepal

Jul 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 […]

Bringing Innovation to the Conservation of Indonesia’s Peatlands

Apr 30 2020

Winrock International is helping restore Indonesia’s peatland in a way that will mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, slow land subsidence, combat the threat of fire, and support the tens of thousands of people who live and work there. I recently returned from a trip to Indonesia, where obstacles — and opportunities — are both in full […]

A More Just Vision

Apr 24 2020

If you have ever been part of designing and implementing a large event you will recognize the need to start well in advance. In our case we started planning the Wallace Center’s fifth National Good Food Network (NGFN) conference — an important biannual networking and programming event — 18 months ahead of time.  We lined […]

A CLEAN Getaway

Mar 30 2020

In the weeks leading up to my trip last month to work onsite with the USDA-funded Creating Linkages for Expanded Agricultural Network (CLEAN) in Laos, the pandemic that has now interrupted daily life in many parts of the world had not yet reached its current proportions. It was my first scheduled trip to support a […]

Women and Climate Leadership

Feb 10 2020

On U.N.’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11, Winrock salutes all the girls and women our projects educate and empower — as well as the female scientists on our staff, who use their talents to help societies thrive. Last year I was selected to join the fourth cohort of Homeward Bound, […]
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