Winrock International fielded four climate science and adaptation experts for a USAID
study of glacier melt in the Himalayan region and the downstream Asian countries. Asia faces wide-ranging social, political and economic implications as a result of changes in glaciers and hydrology due to climate change and other factors. The final report, Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia: Addressing Vulnerabilities to Glacier Melt Impacts
, was presented
Nov. 16 at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and can be read in full here
. The presentation is available here
Winrock International’s American Carbon Registry
® announced approval of a pioneering greenhouse gas (GHG) offset methodology to quantify agriculture-sector emissions reductions through changes in fertilizer management. The methodology for N2O emissions reduction was developed by Winrock under a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Click here
to read the full press release.
In September, Russian youths gathered to express their concerns and views on social issues through film. The “Alternative is Success -2010” Film Festival, a grant project of the LIDER program implemented by Winrock International, featured short films on a variety of topics
including the environment, the prevention of drug abuse, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
Winrock International will send a delegation to the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP)
in Cancun, Mexico. Staff experts will be featured speakers at REDD+ side events and have a booth at the expo on Forest Day, Sunday, Dec. 5. The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 10, encompasses COP 16 and the sixth Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP).
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