Winrock’s American Carbon Registry
(ACR) announces an open public comment
period for Emission Reductions in Rice Management Systems
, initiating the ACR approval process for the first-of-a-kind carbon offset methodology to quantify greenhouse gas reductions from rice production. The methodology was developed by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in partnership with the California Rice Commission (CRC), Applied Geosolutions, LLC and Terra Global Capital LLC. The EDF team developed the rice methodology
with a specific focus on practice changes that reduce greenhouse gas from rice production in California. The ACR approval process for the methodology, which includes public comment and scientific peer review, is expected to be complete this summer. In parallel, with a grant from USDA’s Conservation Innovation program
, EDF and Winrock will expand the methodology for additional practice changes applicable in Winrock’s home state of Arkansas, the leading rice producer in the U.S.
Winrock International, through its Children’s Empowerment through Education Services project (CHES) joined the Royal Government of Cambodia in observing the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL), June 1-12. CHES is strongly advocating with government and civil society for a multi-sectoral response to address hazardous work for children in agriculture, in pursuit of the Cambodian government’s commitment to eliminating the worst forms of child labor by 2016. Winrock’s CHES project is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor .
Winrock International was recently added to the America’s Unofficial Ambassadors (AUA) Directory of Recommended Organizations. The directory includes information about global volunteer opportunities in specialized areas. Winrock’s profile can be found here.
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