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World’s first carbon credits issued for plugging orphaned oil and gas wells

Jan 17 2024

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – ACR, an enterprise of Winrock International, announced today the first issuance of carbon credits from plugging orphaned oil and gas wells. Women-led Rebellion Energy Solutions generated the credits by plugging six orphaned wells in its Oklahoma Heartland Methane Abatement & Land Restoration Project. In 2023, ACR published the world’s first methodology […]
- WINROCK JOINS NEW JURISDICTIONAL REDD+ TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED AT COP28

Winrock joins new Jurisdictional REDD+ Technical Assistance Partnership Announced at COP28

Dec 20 2023

This news release was originally issued Dec. 8, 2023 on jtapartnership.org. DUBAI — The formation of a new Jurisdictional REDD+ Technical Assistance Partnership, JTAP, was announced today at COP28. The initial group of partner organizations, Conservation International, Climate Law and Policy, Environmental Defense Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Winrock International’s Ecosystem Services Unit, are actively seeking […]

Winrock joins consortium to help mobilize finance to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation

Dec 8 2023

Winrock has joined a consortium led by Ricardo that will deliver the UK Technical Assistance Programme for LEAF, aimed at helping governments mobilize finance for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation: a major global driver of climate change. Ricardo, a global strategic environmental and engineering consulting company, is leading the consortium, which will deliver […]
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Innovative carbon finance strategy pays for active forest conservation

Dec 1 2023

This story was originally published on acrcarbon.org A new methodology released today by ACR at Winrock International offers an innovative avenue to conserve and enhance forestlands in the United States.  Every year, the U.S. loses nearly three million acres (1.2 million hectares) of forest to other land uses, negatively affecting wildlife and water quality and […]

Statement from ACR and ART on Mary Grady’s appointment to the ICVCM board

Oct 23 2023

Mary Grady, the Executive Director of ACR and the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART), has been appointed to the governing board of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM). ICVCM is an independent body setting thresholds for the voluntary carbon market, which is working to promote positive, scalable climate impact. The ICVCM board […]

Winrock International’s Multicultural Business Xcellerator (MBX) champions inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship in Arkansas

Oct 19 2023

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ─ Winrock International is excited to introduce the Multicultural Business Xcellerator (MBX), an initiative supported by the Walton Family Foundation aimed at promoting inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship in Arkansas. MBX will target ten companies in its first cohort – five from Arkansas and five from outside the state. Cohort members will participate […]

Judy Weishar named Winrock International’s new Chief Financial Officer

Jun 23 2023

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. ─ Winrock International is pleased to announce Judy Weishar as its new Chief Financial Officer. Weishar, who was promoted to CFO effective July 1, 2023, from her position as Winrock’s acting institutional controller, has more than 15 years of experience in international development finance and compliance. She previously taught accounting and related […]
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Final United States and Jamaica annual bilateral dialogue under the Child Protection Compact Partnership

Jun 1 2023

The United States and Jamaican government officials, along with implementing partners the International Organization for Migration and Warnath Group, convened for the final bilateral dialogue under the United States-Jamaica Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, a jointly developed plan signed by both governments in May 2018.  The dialogue focused on shared accomplishments, challenges, and how to […]

Winrock International announces new board member

May 23 2023

May 23, 2023 — Winrock International, the U.S.-based national and international economic development organization, today announced the appointment of Beth Dunford to its board of directors. “Winrock is thrilled to welcome Beth Dunford to our board,” said Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson. “Beth is renowned for her expertise and acumen in sustainable development both […]

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

Apr 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 […]
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