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Our Environmental Work

April 29, 2021
To make lasting change for the next generation, communities must have the skills, resources and opportunities they need to responsibly benefit from the natural resources around them. Learn more about...
The Mekong River. (Credit: David Bonnardeaux/Pact)

The private sector must step up against climate change, and foreign aid is helping companies do it

April 22, 2021
Since the late 18th century, global economic development has increased exponentially, and with it the demand for fossil fuels to power these industrial revolutions. Burgeoning populations, in turn,...
The Colombian Amazon

Return and always return

April 22, 2021
In addition to absorbing carbon dioxide, the Amazon forests are home to countless species of animals and provide food, medicine and shelter to diverse groups that...

How green are electric vehicles?

March 4, 2021
This New York Times article explores the environmental impacts of electric vehicles, including the cobalt they require, most of which comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pact's Mickaël...
Participants at a three-day SIP training event in Viet Nam in September.

Water management capacity building in the year of Covid-19

January 25, 2021
When the first Covid-19 cases were reported, the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership team was still closing out its biggest annual event, the Mekong Research Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam. Almost...

Photo story: Healthy environments, better lives

December 28, 2020
In communities around the world, Pact is improving lives and protecting the environment at the same time, because the two go hand in hand.
Credit: Green Invest Asia

Private sector launches coconut industry's first sustainability charter

November 16, 2020
With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia, implemented by Pact, private sector leaders signed the coconut industry’s first global Sustainable...

Raising the voices of indigenous organizations across the Amazon region

August 5, 2020
“Indigenous women need autonomy, a voice and a light.” This is how Telma Taurepang describes the challenges that her community has long faced. She serves as coordinator for União das Mulheres...
Rain is critical at the start of the planting season in the Lower Mekong Basin.

Monitoring the Mekong drought

July 31, 2020
As part of the Mekong Water Data Initiative (MWDI), the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP)  is continuing its long-standing collaboration with Eyes on Earth in a new effort to provide near...
Mangroves in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, where Pact and USAID Green Invest Asia are helping timber producers to diversify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo: Yohann Formont/GIA)

Building a better post-Covid-19 world with the private sector

June 4, 2020
Covid-19 has created one of the most widespread humanitarian and economic crises in recent history. Despite years of pandemic warnings issued, most governments, civil society, research institutions...

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