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Winrock International

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Climate Change

Global climate needs are urgent; meeting them requires optimized and equitable capital distribution and effective public-private sector collaboration. Winrock has created innovative solutions for these ongoing challenges. We have decades of experience in carbon capture, clean energy, ecosystem services, forestry and resilient agriculture in the U.S. and around the world. We combine technical expertise with partnership development, innovative financing structures and community engagement to forge a holistic approach to climate change, addressing impacts and their underlying drivers.

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Net Zero Climate Services

Winrock empowers businesses and investors to build climate change mitigation strategies and develop solutions that enable the private sector to fulfill its role in advancing a net zero world. Winrock helps companies build effective climate change mitigation strategies, achieve Scope 3 emissions goals, source high-quality carbon credits and identify innovative, emission-cutting impact investments.  


Winrock has long recognized the threat posed by climate change. A nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, ACR was founded in 1996 as the first private voluntary greenhouse gas registry in the world, with the mission of harnessing the power of markets to improve the environment. As a globally recognized carbon crediting program that operates in compliance and voluntary carbon markets, ACR pioneers science-based methodologies for activities that reduce and remove GHG emissions in the forestry and land use, energy and industrial sectors.

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Climate 1.5

Climate 1.5, a series by Winrock International, is inspired by the urgent goal outlined in the Paris Agreement, brokered by former Winrock board member Christiana Figueres, to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Winrock’s Climate 1.5 series features climate experts in 1.5 minutes.