Carbon

John Kadyszewski, left, helps design carbon offset rules for China with the Panda Standard Technical Committee.

Winrock International applauds President Xi Jinping on China’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through market-driven mechanisms and financing to support poorer countries. Winrock has a long history of creating integrated solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental, agricultural and economic problems, and a unique history of collaborative efforts across China and Asia. These developments not only validate Winrock’s vision but add urgency to its integrated, solutions-based approaches toward increasing prosperity in a sustainable world.

2015 ACR Awards

LOS ANGELES (April 29, 2015) – Last night, the American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, hosted its annual gala reception to recognize and thank its members and partners.

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SAN FRANCISCO (October 16, 2014) – The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit that oversees the creation of rigorous carbon offset protocols as well as the independent registration of carbon offset projects, approved standards today that are designed to enlist ranchers in the fight against climate change. The standards reward ranchers for land management practices that put more carbon in the soil, thereby improving soil health and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

A low emission development strategy is the foundation for climate-smart, transformative development. The USAID Clean Energy Investment (CEI) Project is working with Macedonian governments, businesses and others to prepare and implement LEDS. The project initiated a preliminary process of mapping national strategies with respect to LEDS, a significant step in the right direction which will serve as preparatory work and guidance for future undertakings of the Government of Macedonia with regards to sustainable-development planning.

Kevin Brown

Winrock’s Kevin Brown was featured as part of an online conversation and debate on palm oil, entitled "We need to talk about peat." Brown’s contribution explains why we need a landscape-wide perspective on palm oil as a part of policies designed to mitigate global climate change, and is related to an analysis Winrock International did in 2013 for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

The Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forest (USAID LEAF) program is working to strengthen the capacity of target countries to achieve meaningful and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry-land use sector.

A low emission development strategy is the foundation for climate-smart, transformative development. The USAID Clean Energy Investment (CEI) Project is working with Macedonian governments, businesses and others to prepare and implement LEDS. The project initiated a preliminary process of mapping national strategies with respect to LEDS, a significant step in the right direction which will serve as preparatory work and guidance for future undertakings of the Government of Macedonia with regards to sustainable-development planning.

Authors: Timothy R H Pearson, Sandra Brown, and Felipe M Casarim. The focus of land-use related efforts in developing countries to reduce carbon emissions has been on slowing deforestation, yet international agreements are to reduce emissions from both deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). The second ‘D’ is poorly understood and accounted for a number of technical and policy reasons. Here we introduce a complete accounting method for estimating emission factors from selective timber harvesting, a substantial form of forest degradation in many tropical developing countries. The method accounts separately for emissions from the extracted log, from incidental damage to the surrounding forest, and from logging infrastructure, and emissions are expressed as units of carbon per cubic meter of timber extracted to allow for simple application to timber harvesting statistics.

Carbon and Co-Benefits from Sustainable Land Use Management. Deliverable 6: Impact of Logging on Carbon Stocks of Tropical Forests: The Republic of Congo as a Case Study (2005)

Deliverable 13A: Impact of Logging on Carbon Stocks of Forests: Chihuahua Mexico as a Case Study (2005)

The USAID-funded Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (USAID LEAF) program works in six countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. This brochure provides an overview of the project's objectives and approach.

John Kadyszewski, left, helps design carbon offset rules for China with the Panda Standard Technical Committee.

Winrock International applauds President Xi Jinping on China’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through market-driven mechanisms and financing to support poorer countries. Winrock has a long history of creating integrated solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental, agricultural and economic problems, and a unique history of collaborative efforts across China and Asia. These developments not only validate Winrock’s vision but add urgency to its integrated, solutions-based approaches toward increasing prosperity in a sustainable world.

2015 ACR Awards

LOS ANGELES (April 29, 2015) – Last night, the American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, hosted its annual gala reception to recognize and thank its members and partners.

Logos

SAN FRANCISCO (October 16, 2014) – The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit that oversees the creation of rigorous carbon offset protocols as well as the independent registration of carbon offset projects, approved standards today that are designed to enlist ranchers in the fight against climate change. The standards reward ranchers for land management practices that put more carbon in the soil, thereby improving soil health and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Kevin Brown

Winrock’s Kevin Brown was featured as part of an online conversation and debate on palm oil, entitled "We need to talk about peat." Brown’s contribution explains why we need a landscape-wide perspective on palm oil as a part of policies designed to mitigate global climate change, and is related to an analysis Winrock International did in 2013 for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Sandra with her award, flanked by USDA Forest Service officials

Dr. Sandra Brown, chief scientist for Winrock International's Ecosystem Services Unit, was recently presented with the USDA Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) Tropical Forest Conservation Award in recognition of her work as the IITF’s most prolific research cooperator.