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 Governments and parliaments undertook a number of legal reforms related to trafficking in persons (TIP) and migration. In Kazakhstan, an intersectoral working group continued work on a law on countering trafficking in persons (CTIP) and the government adopted new visa regulations for migrant workers. In Kyrgyzstan, the president signed into law amendments to the CTIP […]

Op-ed: Return climate politics to the art of the possible

On November 30, 2023 – ahead of COP28 in Dubai, Mary Grady (ACR Executive Director) published the following op-ed in Marketwatch. Politics has been called the art of the possible. Yet, when it comes to climate change, this adage is flipped on its head – the art of the impossible. As the world prepares for the […]

ART issues world’s first jurisdictional forestry carbon credits to Guyana

ARLINGTON, VA, December 1, 2022 – The Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) has issued the world’s first TREES credits to Guyana. This also marks a milestone as the first time a country has been issued carbon credits specifically designed for the voluntary and compliance carbon markets for successfully preventing forest loss and degradation — a […]

Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) 2021: The Year in Review

The progress ART achieved in 2021 with collaborators significantly broadened opportunities to unlock inclusive, large-scale solutions from forests that support achievement of the ambitious climate and sustainable development goals of the Paris Agreement. We would like to acknowledge the continued leadership from ART’s independent board of directors, who provide ongoing strategic guidance and help to […]

The Climate Q&A

What is an engineered solution for climate change?   An engineered solution is a technological intervention to address a specific problem or challenge associated with climate change. Most engineered solutions usually focus on reducing or preventing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or removing GHGs already in our atmosphere. One good example is the methodology that the American Carbon […]

ICAO Expands Approval of art Credits for global aviation’s carbon market

ARLINGTON, Virginia, December 1, 2021 – The Secretariat of the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) welcomes the approval by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to extend the eligibility of ART-issued TREES Credits for compliance under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Initially approved to supply units generated between 2016 and […]

Setting the Carbon Standard

Winrock is known for sound science and environmental integrity, and has worked for decades to mobilize climate actions that benefit the world’s most vulnerable populations through operation of the American Carbon Registry (ACR) and Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART). “Winrock believes that climate change will have a profound impact on the world’s most at-risk populations […]

ACR Becomes First Crediting Program Approved by ICAO for post-2020 Credits

June 2, 2021 – American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, is pleased to announce the recent decision of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to extend the eligibility of ACR offset credits for compliance under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), to include  units  […]

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